The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) has officially announced the 23-man pool for the Gilas Pilipinas team that will compete in the Fiba World Cup 2023. The pool includes some of the best basketball players in the Philippines and overseas. Here’s a closer look at the players who will represent the country in this prestigious tournament.

Justine Brownlee

Justine Brownlee is a Filipino-American professional basketball player who played for the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel in the PBA. He is a two-time PBA champion and has won numerous individual awards throughout his career. Brownlee is a versatile player who can play multiple positions on the court. He is known for his scoring ability, rebounding, and defense.

Jordan Clarkson

Jordan Clarkson is a Filipino-American point guard who currently plays for the Utah Jazz in the NBA. He has been a consistent performer for the Jazz and was named the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year in 2021. Clarkson is known for his scoring ability and versatility on the court. He has also played for the Philippine national team in the past and is excited to represent the country again in the Fiba World Cup 2023.

Kai Sotto

Kai Sotto is a 7’2″ Filipino basketball player who is currently playing for the Adelaide 36ers in the Australian National Basketball League. Sotto is one of the most promising young basketball players in the country and has already made a name for himself on the international stage. He has represented the Philippines in several tournaments, including the FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers.

Dwight Ramos

Dwight Ramos is a 6’5″ Filipino-American swingman who plays for the Ateneo Blue Eagles in the UAAP. Ramos has been one of the most consistent performers for the Blue Eagles and was instrumental in their championship run during the 2019 season. He is known for his scoring ability, defense, and basketball IQ.

Chris Newsome

Chris Newsome is a Filipino-American professional basketball player who plays for the Meralco Bolts in the PBA. Newsome is a versatile player who can play multiple positions on the court. He is known for his scoring ability, rebounding, and defense. Newsome has won numerous individual awards throughout his career and has helped lead the Bolts to several playoff appearances.

Kiefer Ravena

Kiefer Ravena is a professional basketball player who last played for the NLEX Road Warriors in the PBA. Ravena is one of the most accomplished basketball players in the country and has won numerous individual awards throughout his career.

CJ Perez

CJ Perez is a professional basketball player who currently plays for the San Miguel Beermen in the PBA. Perez is one of the most promising young basketball players in the country and has already made a name for himself on the international stage. He has represented the Philippines in several tournaments, including the FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers. Perez is known for his scoring ability, athleticism, and tenacious defense.

Rhenz Abando

Rhenz Abando is a Filipino professional basketball player who currently playing for Anyang KGC, a Korean basketball team. Abando is known for his size, athleticism, and three-point shooting ability. He has been one of the most consistent performers for the Anyang KGC and is a rising star in Korean basketball. Abando will be a valuable addition to the Gilas Pilipinas team and will bring energy and enthusiasm to the court.

Jordan Heading

Jordan Heading is a professional basketball player who plays for the Macau Black Bears in the ASEAN Basketball League. Heading is a versatile player who can play multiple positions on the court. He is known for his shooting ability and his ability to create scoring opportunities for his teammates.

RR Pogoy

RR Pogoy is a professional basketball player who plays for the TNT Tropang Giga in the PBA. Pogoy is known for his scoring ability, three-point shooting, and tenacious defense. He has been one of the most consistent performers for the Tropang Giga and has helped lead them to several playoff appearances.

Scottie Thompson

Scottie Thompson is a professional basketball player who plays for the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel in the PBA. He has won numerous individual awards throughout his career and has helped lead the Gin Kings to several championship runs.

Jamie Malonzo

Jamie Malonzo is a Filipino-American professional basketball player who last played for the Green Archers in the UAAP. Malonzo is known for his size, athleticism, and scoring ability. He has been one of the most consistent performers for the Green Archers and is a rising star in Philippine basketball.

Thirdy Ravena

Thirdy Ravena is a Filipino professional basketball player who plays for the San-en Neo Phoenix in the B.League. Ravena is one of the most accomplished basketball players in the country and has won numerous individual awards throughout his career.

Japeth Aguilar

Japeth Aguilar is a professional basketball player who plays for the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel in the PBA. Aguilar is known for his size and athleticism, as well as his scoring ability and defense. He has won numerous individual awards throughout his career and has helped lead the Gin Kings to several championship runs.

Poy Erram

Poy Erram is a professional basketball player who plays for the TNT Tropang Giga in the PBA. Erram is known for his size, rebounding ability, and defense. He has been one of the most consistent performers for the Tropang Giga and has helped lead them to several playoff appearances.

Carl Tamayo

Carl Tamayo is a Filipino college basketball player who plays for the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons in the UAAP. He has been one of the most consistent performers for the Fighting Maroons and is a rising star in Philippine basketball.

Ray Parks Jr.

Ray Parks Jr. is a Filipino-American professional basketball player who played for the TNT Tropang Giga in the PBA. He has won numerous individual awards throughout his career and has helped lead the Tropang Giga to several playoff appearances. Parks has also represented the Philippines in several international tournaments and will be a valuable addition to the Gilas Pilipinas team.

June Mar Fajardo

June Mar Fajardo is a Filipino professional basketball player who plays for the San Miguel Beermen in the PBA. Fajardo is one of the most dominant basketball players in the country and has won numerous individual awards throughout his career. He is known for his size, scoring ability, rebounding, and defense.

Ange Kouame

Ange Kouame is an Ivorian-Filipino college basketball player who plays for the Ateneo Blue Eagles in the UAAP. He has been one of the most dominant players in the UAAP and has helped lead the Blue Eagles to several championship runs.

AJ Edu

AJ Edu is a Nigerian-Filipino professional basketball player who currently plays for the Gilas Pilipinas in the FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers. He has been one of the most promising young players in the country and has already made a name for himself on the international stage.

Calvin Oftana

Calvin Oftana is a Filipino college basketball player who plays for the San Beda Red Lions in the NCAA. Oftana is known for his size, shooting ability, and versatility on the court. He has been one of the most consistent performers for the Red Lions and has helped lead them to several championship runs.

The FIBA World Cup is one of the most prestigious basketball tournaments in the world. It is held every four years and features the best basketball teams from around the globe. The Philippines has a rich basketball history, and the Gilas Pilipinas team hopes to continue this tradition by making a mark in the upcoming tournament.