The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 will take place in the Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia from August 25 to September 10.
The 32 participating teams will play in 92 games played over 16 days.
As the host of the World Cup’s Final Phase, the Philippines are already qualified, in addition to the seven spots reserved for the Asian qualifiers.
The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) made the announcement on Friday afternoon in a lengthy statement released to media outlets where president Al Panlilio called on for the Filipinos’ continued support.
However, Clarkson and Sotto banner a 21-man World Cup pool the SBP unveiled late Tuesday night, June 6.
Also in the bunch are two other options for the naturalized spot: Justin Brownlee and Ange Kouame.
Moreover, Japeth Aguilar and June Mar Fajardo, two big men who also saw action in two previous editions of the World Cup, banner the lot from the PBA that includes Scottie Thompson, CJ Perez, Roger Pogoy, Poy Erram, Jamie Malonzo, Chris Newsome and Calvin Oftana.
Dwight Ramos, Bobby Ray Parks, Jr., Carl Tamayo, Thirdy and Kiefer Ravena, Jordan Heading, and Rhenz Abando—standouts plying their trades in Japan and Korea—were also named in the selection.