Andray Blatche to play for Gilas Pilipinas in 2017 SEABA Championship

Gilas Pilipinas team manager Butch Antonio said naturalized Filipino Andray Blatche will suit up for the national team in the 2017 SEABA Championship slated next month.

Antonio, who also serves as Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas deputy executive director for international affairs, said Gilas and Blatche’s camp have already “come to terms” to lock up the services of the former NBA veteran.

“Like I said before, we are working with the group of Andray and we have come to terms. “We’re just finalizing the date when he’ll arrive,” Antonio told reporters after the national team pool practice Monday night at Meralco Gym.

Antonio expects Blatche to be in Manila by late April, giving the 6-foot-10 big man some time to rest after leading the Xinjian Flying Tigers to their first Chinese Basketball Association championship recently. –