King Falcon gets call-up for Gilas Pilipinas pool

Date Posted: January 19, 2023 at 01:34 PM

Jerom Lastimosa has received an invitation to join the player pool of Gilas Pilipinas for the fifth window of the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers next month.

Lastimosa, together with new invitees former DLSU Green Archer Deschon Winston and Chris Newsome of the Meralco Bolts are expected to further strengthen the nationals’ guard rotation currently being manned by PBA MVP Scottie Thompson and veterans Jayson Castro and LA Tenorio.

During the UAAP 85 Season, AdU coach Nash Racela quipped about the fifth-year point guard’s non-inclusion in the Gilas lineup, saying his ward is qualified for the slot.

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas is set to release the full list of fifth-window Gilas call-ups by this week.

The national men’s basketball team is scheduled to face Lebanon on February 24 and Jordan on February 27, both games at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan.