Andry Blatche to lead Gilas against Myanmar tonight

Gilas Pilipinas will play Myanmar in tonight’s opening of the Southeast Asia Basketball Association Championship at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Without a doubt the Philippines is highly on top of the all the competitors in Seaba and not winning a gold will be considered a failure. The return of Chot Reyes as the coach of Gilas Pilipinas will absolutely bring back the enthusiasm in the game. Reyes understands his players as well as their opponents that the Philippine delegation can dominate every game.

Clearly, Gilas Pilipinas has Andray Blatche as the main man of the team. As a naturalized player from the NBA, Blatche is expected to help Gilas in playing to the highest level of basketball.

Moreover, bigman June Mar Fajardo can be dominant against their opponents. Fajardo’s size is very important in bringing forth the best of the Filipinos. With Fajardo and Blatche, the size of Gilas Pilipinas would be unmatched by any team in Southeast.

With newcomers in the roster, Gilas Pilipinas will have the fresh legs to deal with the opposing teams as the tournament progresses. RR Pogo, Allein Maliksi, Calvin Abueva and Matthew Wright will carry the team with agility and versatility on the court.

Gilas Pilipinas vs Myanmar start time is at 7:00 PM ET at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Gilas vs Myanmar is televised on TV5.