Jordan Clarkson reiterates desire to play for Gilas Pilipinas

Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson reaffirmed his commitment to play for the Philippine national team after failing to secure his eligibility last year.

“We’re going to make playing for the Filipino national team happen,” said Clarkson in an interview with CBS Los Angeles.

“It just comes with time and being able to connect with those people, I feel all the support and love they had throughout my years in the NBA, so I’m still trying to do well for them and, hopefully, be able to put on for my country.”

Gilas Pilipinas team managed Butch Antonio assured the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas are pulling all stops to get Clarkson playing for the team, but that would take time.

“With regard to Jordan, of course you know that we’re trying to work on papers and eligibility of FIBA. We know how much Jordan Clarkson wants to play for the country, but right now, the eligibility rules of FIBA limit this possibility.” –