Yeng Guiao named four new players including two cadets, as part of his 20-man training pool for the coming window of the FIBA World Cup qualifiers.
Veterans LA Tenorio and Arwind Santos along with young ones Kai Sotto and Richie Rivero were included by Guiao in the list he presented, and later approved by the PBA Board and the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) on Wednesday.
The four were joined by June Mar Fajardo, Greg Slaughter, Japeth Aguilar, Ian Sangalang, Paul Lee, Alex Cabagnot, Matthew Wright, Marcio Lassiter, Scottie Thompson, Gabe Norwood, Beau Belga, Poy Erram, and comebacking Jayson Castro and Troy Rosario.
Listed as naturalized player are Christian Standhardinger and Stanley Pringle.
“We are very happy to announce that both the SBP and the PBA support the proposal of coach Yeng Guiao, I think it will be maybe one of the best, if not, the best team that would be ever formed to actually represent the Philippines in the international competition,” said SBP president Al Panlilio during a press conference where Guiao announced the training pool at halftime of the Magnolia-Blackwater Governors Cup quarterfinals.