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Javee Mocon says accepting Gilas invite a 'no brainer'

by Reynald Magallon, February 13, 2020 12:54pm

Rain or shine forward Javee Mocon said that accepting the invitation to the Gilas pool was a no brainer for him.

Mocon was one of the late additions to the pool following the pull out of some of its members in Japeth Aguilar, Christian standhardinger, Mac Belo and Matthew Wright

Mocon shared that Gilas team manager Gabby Cui contacted him last Monday and he immediately accepted the invitation.

"Kahapon lang nung morning lang, tinext ako ni Boss Gabby ako naman, oo agad, no brainer, yan eh basta Gilas Pilipinas, " said Mocon who joined his first Gilas practice last Tuesday.

Mocon was part of the initial 23-for-2023 program under then-Gilas head coach Chot Reyes, but didn't really materialize following his departure. Nonetheless, the 24 year-old said he feel honored to be considered  once again to the national pool and he's just willing to give his all to don the the country's color in the international stage.

"Syempre masaya syempre Gilas Pilipinas yan eh, I would never say no kahit anong araw, kahit anong nafifeel ko sa call up ng Gilas Pilipinas, it's a privelege na maconsider, it's a blessing na itself eh na nasa pool palang ako," he said.

Mocon also added that he's been adjusting well to the new system which he thinks would benefit the kind of team that they have right now.

"Maganda kasi young guys kami dito he and yung phasing na gusto ni coach talagang fast pace and intense talaga yung defense and offense," he said.

Gilas Pilipinas head coach Mark Dickel already liked what he saw from the former San Beda standout.

"He was great. He plays great against Talk n' text everytime he plays us so it's good to see him up close. Really good player, well coached, it's always great to have him," said Dickel.

Mocon, for his part, was just thankful to Dickel for bringing him in to the team.

"Sobrang thankful ako na maconsider niya and now nasa part na ako ng team niya and I'm just very happy to be part of the this pool."

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