MANILA, Philippines — With Kevin Quiambao being a last-minute alternative for Ange Kouame, Robust Group Realty vows to offer its finest to characterize the nation regardless of the restricted preparation within the thirty second Dubai Worldwide Basketball Championship marketing campaign beginning on Friday.
Robust Group coach Charles Tiu confirmed on Wednesday that Quiambao, the UAAP Season 85 high rookie from La Salle will exchange Kouame, who was dominated out of the event as a consequence of dengue.
The group thought-about Justine Brownlee and Andray Blatche however each weren’t out there.
Tiu admitted their squad had a restricted build-up for the event, barely getting an entire attendance in follow. However he guarantees that Robust Group will strive its finest to win video games.
“We’re principally a school group with imports. We are going to attempt to win it nevertheless it’s been robust. Solely right now we have been full for the primary time. Guys have been sick or injured,” Tiu mentioned in a message.
Some members of the group fly to Dubai on Wednesday, adopted by the remainder of the delegation on Thursday.
The Robust Group, owned by former Ateneo Blue Eagle Jacob Lao, opens its Dubai tilt in opposition to the United Arab Emirates nationwide group on Friday at 11 p.m. (Manila time).
Former NBA gamers Nick Young, Renaldo Balkman, and Shabazz Muhammad lead the collegiate-laden squad, additionally composed of Korean Basketball League-bound Justine Baltazar.
Finishing the squad are Adamson star Jerom Lastimosa, reigning NCAA MVP Will Gozum and Migs Oczon of School of St. Benilde, College of the Philippines’ latest recruit Francis LeBron Lopez and his teammate JD Cagulangan, Blue Eagles BJ Andrade and Inand Fornillos, and Sedrick Barefield.
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