RJ Abarrientos, SJ Belangel still on Gilas Pilipinas’ radar, says Chot

MANILA, Philippines–Gilas Pilipinas Chot Reyes said that RJ Abarrientos and SJ Belangel—two Filipino talents plying their trade in South Korea—remain an integral part of the national team program.

“All of (former) pool members are on our radar,” he said in web-radio interview with Philippine Sports Commissioner chair Noli Eala on Saturday.

Abarrientos and Belangel, two varsity stars who decided to forgo their remaining years of eligibility in the UAAP, have been thriving in the Korea Basketball League. This has prompted several fans online to question why the pair were not included in the pool for the fifth window of the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers.

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