“Age ain’t nothing but a number”, says Charles Rhodes after being turned down by Chot Reyes

PBA Media Bureau

Former SMB import Charles Rhodes offered his services as Gilas Pilipinas’ naturalized player but was immediately turned down by coach Chot Reyes because the 6-foot-8 native of Galveston, Texas is already 32.

Reyes posted a reply on his twitter account saying that while he appreciates the offer, the program calls for naturalization candidates to be aged between 23 to 28.

Rhodes, who is fresh from leading the Beermen to the Commissioner’s Cup title last July, said that while he understands that youth is the primary consideration, age is nothing but a number.

Still, the former Best Import awardee promised to cheer for Gilas in its upcoming games, regardless if he makes it to the team or not.

It remains to be seen whether or not Reyes will change his mind regarding Rhodes offer but what appears to be certain is that the country’s national basketball team has gained a new follower in the person of a champion PBA import. – Mae Villarin