Watch: 12 PBA players complete Gilas Pilipinas training pool

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There were no-brainers and more than a couple of surprise names that Chot Reyes revealed to make up the 24-man pool of Gilas Pilipinas players with reigning three-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo and the final cut in the last national team, Calvin Abueva, expectedly making it.

Terrence Romeo, Art Dela Cruz, Japeth Aguilar, LA Revilla, Jonathan Grey, Bradwyn Guinto, Norbert Torres, Raymond Almazan, Paul Lee and Jason Castro were the other new names added to the Gilas Cadet pool that will prepare, primarily, for the 2019 World Cup in China.

Reyes emphasized that he and members of his coaching staff, including Tab Baldwin, made the selections with age a consideration, since the World Cup is still three years away