Chot Reyes reveals potential Gilas pool for 2023 FIBA World Cup

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 5) Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes revealed on Friday the roster of players that may make up the national team pool for the FIBA World Cup in 2023.

Reyes said that the list is "by no means final."

The 23-man pool is composed mostly of amateur players currently playing in collegiate level.

Among the notable names are Kobe Paras, Thirdy Ravena, Kai Sotto, AJ Edu and Robert Bolick.

Also included are UP's Juan Gomez de Llano and Paul Desiderio, Ateneo's Isaac Go and Matt Nieto, NU's Joshua Sinclair, Jjay Alejandro and Carl Vincent Tamayo, and FEU's Kenneth James Tuffin and Arvin Tolentino.

Lyceum's Jaymar Perez, Arizona State's Remy Martin, Letran's Jeo Ambohot, California State University's Dwight Ramos, San Beda's Javee Mocon and Kenmark Cariño, La Salle's Abu Tratter, Mapua's Will Allen Gozum, and Troy Rike.

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas secured the rights to host the 2023 FIBA World Cup after presenting its final pitch before the Central Board in Switzerland last December.

The Philippines will co-host the tournament alongside Japan and Indonesia. The three-country bid beat South American countries Argentina and Uruguay.

Sixteen games will be played among the 32 countries participating in the tournament at the Araneta Coliseum and the Mall of Asia Arena.