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This is the best Filipino team



"I think this line is very versatile, we can play a little and quickly, we can play big," says Tenorio, who was surprised by the call for a national team

Published 12:37, November 7, 2018

Updated 12:37, 7 November 2018

RETURN. LA Tenorio returns to the national team after four years. Photo courtesy of the media group PBA

RETURN. LA Tenorio returns to the national team after four years. Photo courtesy of the media group PBA

MANILA, Philippines – veteran Gilas LA Tenorio was surprised to find his name in the 20th training session of Ieng Guiao, but he is even more excited to train with the "best Filipino team" to compete in the 5th window FIBA World Cup Kualifiers.

Even the minus naturalized player Andrai Blatche, Tenorio strongly believes in the ability of local stars as Gilas Pilipinas fights Kazakhstan on November 30 and Iran on December 3rd.

"Yes I think this is the best Filipino team we've seen. Again, I have been very blessed to be part of this line. If I win in the final 12, I will be really excited to play with them, because the team is strong, "Tenorio said.

Guiao decided to leave Blatcheo despite the big man available for the game on 3 December. (READ: Ieng Guiao is experimenting with "# 39; without Blatchea)

"I think this line is very versatile. We can play a little and quickly, we can play big, but fast, we can play big, but we still have shooters – Japeth can shoot outside, Greg can shoot outside, "added Ginebra stalwart.

34-year-old The correct guard also noted that experience will not be a problem for the national team, as senior players such as Arvind Santos, 37, will contribute to team skills.

After many years of experience, Tenorio admits he is looking forward to training under Guiao for the first time in his career.

"LI'm athletes ng cocas nakasama ko eh, I'm coach Ieng, so he really looks forward, very excited to play under coach Ieng. YeahT is the privilege that plays under it, "Tenorio said.

(I think I played under other coaches except coach Ieng, so I'm really looking forward to it, I'm very excited to play under coach Ieng. YeahT is the privilege that is playing under it.)

Tenorio will, however, have to fulfill his obligations to Barangai Ginebra – who will face Magnolia Hotshots in Manila Clasico semis duel – and a national training session like Gilas begins on Monday, November 12th.

Veteran playmaker was the last to score for the World Cup 2014 in Seville because he was begging for fatigue to be involved in the Philippine team next year. – Rappler.com


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