The NLEX Road Warriors big man recently replaced Reymar Jose, who is currently committed to a PBA D-League team, and will join the upstart trio for the international tournament that will be held from June 17 to 21.
The national team will try to do better than 2016's ninth place finish (Mac Belo, Karl Dehesa, Russel Escoto, and Glenn Khobuntin) with a more decorated group, composed of an NBA hopeful, a two-time UAAP MVP, two-time UAAP Finals MVP, and a three-time PBA All-Star.
We have a feeling this year's squad will be fun to watch, not only with talent oozing from this crop, but also the relatable vibe that these players exude. Maybe because Paras, Ravena, Teng, and Quiñahan are basically the same faces you see during a regular Pinoy pickup game...
The sweet-shooting guy who has the extra pounds and veteran moves: JR Quiahan
The guy who is too big and too strong for your division: Jeron Teng
The smallest guy on your team who is also the most dangerous: Kiefer Ravena
The high-flying guy who has all the physical tools to become great: Kobe Paras