MANILA, Philippines — With Kevin Quiambao being a last-minute alternative for Ange Kouame, Sturdy Group Realty vows to offer its greatest to signify the nation regardless of the restricted preparation within the thirty second Dubai Worldwide Basketball Championship marketing campaign beginning on Friday.
Sturdy Group coach Charles Tiu confirmed on Wednesday that Quiambao, the UAAP Season 85 high rookie from La Salle will exchange Kouame, who was dominated out of the match attributable to dengue.
The group thought of Justine Brownlee and Andray Blatche however each weren’t obtainable.
Tiu admitted their squad had a restricted build-up for the match, barely getting an entire attendance in observe. However he guarantees that Sturdy Group will attempt its greatest to win video games.
“We’re principally a university group with imports. We are going to attempt to win it however it’s been robust. Solely right this moment we had been full for the primary time. Guys had been sick or injured,” Tiu stated in a message.
Some members of the group fly to Dubai on Wednesday, adopted by the remainder of the delegation on Thursday.
The Sturdy Group, owned by former Ateneo Blue Eagle Jacob Lao, opens its Dubai tilt towards the United Arab Emirates nationwide group on Friday at 11 p.m. (Manila time).
Former NBA gamers Nick Younger, Renaldo Balkman, and Shabazz Muhammad lead the collegiate-laden squad, additionally composed of Korean Basketball League-bound Justine Baltazar.
Finishing the squad are Adamson star Jerom Lastimosa, reigning NCAA MVP Will Gozum and Migs Oczon of School of St. Benilde, College of the Philippines’ latest recruit Francis LeBron Lopez and his teammate JD Cagulangan, Blue Eagles BJ Andrade and Inand Fornillos, and Sedrick Barefield.
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