Andray Blatche finally back with Gilas

first_imgCurry leads Warriors fightback after Sixers blitz Blatche came from China, where he posted 26 points, 13 rebounds, three assists, three blocks, and two steals in the Xinjiang Flying Tigers’ 91-86 victory over Zhejiang Guangsha Lions on Friday.With his obligations in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) currently on hold, Blatche can now shift his focus on the Philippines’ campaign in the first leg of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.Gilas opens its campaign against Japan on November 24 at Komazawa Olympic Park General Sports Gymnasium in Tokyo, before taking on Chinese Taipei on November 27 at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Blatche last donned the PH colors in the 2017 Seaba Championship last May, where he netted averages of 14.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.8 steals, and 1.4 blocks.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAfter a long wait, Andray Blatche is finally back with Gilas Pilipinas.The 6-foot-11 naturalized center arrived early Sunday morning to rejoin his Gilas teammates ahead of their Fiba World Cup qualifying game against Japan.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Smart Gilas Pilipinas team manager Butch Antonio fetched him from the airport.“Welcome home Andray! #labanpilipinas #puso,” wrote Antonio on his Twitter account.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Blatche immediately participated in the team’s morning and evening sessions on Sunday.National team coach Chot Reyes posted a photo of Blatche working out at Meralco Gym.“Sunday morning vibe #GilasGrind” LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img

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