Gilas names roster for Window Five of FIBA World Cup Qualifiers

Cebuano wingman Roger Pogoy will once again don the country’s colors when he suits up for the Gilas Pilipinas men’s national basketball squad in the fifth window of the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers on November 11 and 14 in Jordan and Saudi Arabia.

Pogoy will take time out from his duties to mother club, TNT, and play for the Gilas, which is gearing up for its stint in the FIBA World Cup next year. The Talisay City native will be joined by his TNT teammates Poy Erram and Calvin Oftana, and Ginebra’s Scottie Thompson, Japeth Aguilar and Jamie Alonzo.

Also on the team is San Miguel’s CJ Perez, B.League studs Bobby Ray Parks, Thirdy Ravena, and Dwight Ramos, and collegiate aces Kevin Quiambao and Ange Kouame. 7-foot-3 center Kai Sotto will also be joining the team.

Failing to make the cut were NorthPort players Will Navarro and Arvin Tolentino, and free agent Francis Lopez.

Cebuanos June Mar Fajardo and Carl Tamayo will not be playing for Gilas this time around as they are currently recuperating from injuries. Kiefer Ravena also begged off at the last minute as he recently had an emergency dental procedure.