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Mocon, Manuel, Tratter latest additions to Gilas pool
by Reynald Magallon, February 11, 2020 7:24pm
Vic Manuel, Javee Mocon and Abu Tratter are the latest additions to the national team following the pull out of some players to the Gilas pool.
The three players were named to the pool on Tuesday following the withdrawal of Christian Standhardinger, Japeh Aguilar and Mac Belo. Aside from the three De La Salle's Justin Baltazar, TNT's Ray Parks and Phoenix's Matthew Wright have yet to report to practice.
Mocon was originally part of the 23-for-2023 program of Gilas while Tratter already suited up for the national team in some of Gilas' games in the 2019 World Cup qualifiers under then head coach Chot Reyes.
Manuel, meanwhile, was part of the Gilas team that won the gold medal in the Southeast Asian Games last year under head coach Tim Cone.
Justin Chua was also added to the pool last Sunday.
Among the new additions, Mocon and Chua were alreadt present in the team's practice at the Meralco Gym.
Also in attendance were Gilas picks Isaac Go, Allyn Bulanadi, Rey Suerte, Mike and Matt Nieto. Thirdy Ravena, Dave Ildefonso, Jaydee Tungcab, Dwight Ramos, Juan and Javi Gomez de Llano were all present.
Team captain Kiefer Ravena, CJ Perez, Rr Pogoy, Poi Erram, and Troy Rosario completed the team.
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