PH men's basketball team final roster for Asian Games announced

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 10) — The 12-man lineup of the Philippine men's basketball team for the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia was revealed.

The announcement was made by head coach Yeng Guiao Friday in Pasig City.

Maverick Ahanmisi, Raymond Almazan, Beau Belga, Chris Tiu, Gabe Norwood, James Yap, of the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters headline the delegation.

Magnolia Hotshots' Paul Lee, Christian Standhardinger of the San Miguel Beermen, GlobalPort Batang Pier's Stanley Pringle, Poy Erram of the Blackwater Elite, NLEX Road Warriors' Asi Taulava, and Jordan Clarkson of the Cleveland Cavaliers round up the roster.

In the last edition of the quadrennial meet in 2014, the national squad finished with a 3-4 record to salvage the seventh spot.

The Philippines has captured four gold medals in the men's basketball of the regional tournament (1951, 1954, 1958, 1962).

The Filipinos will play in Group D together with Kazakhstan and China.

The 2018 Asian Games will run from August 18 to September 2.