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GILAS Pilipinas is off to a rousing start in its preparations for the upcoming SEABA Championships, to be hosted by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas.

After announcing his 12-man roster for the SEABA tilt late Friday night following the nationals’ win over the Luzon All-Stars in Lucena, Quezon, coach Chot Reyes immediately looked forward to the first chance of seeing how well his newly composed team can perform and he wasn’t disappointed.

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CONSIDERING what it needs to accomplish in the upcoming Southeast Asian Basketball (SEABA) Men’s Championship and the kind of competition it is about to take, Gilas Pilipinas had to come up with a team that can get the job done, something it was able to do with the players it named to the squad recently, one analyst said.

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Creighton wing Kobe Paras received a release from his scholarship and plans to transfer.

The 6-foot-6, 200-pound Paras, who has a celebrity-type following in his home country of the Philippines, played in 15 of CU’s 35 games during his freshman season — contributing as a key member of the Bluejays’ scout team. He averaged 1.3 points, 1.0 rebounds and 4.7 minutes in limited game action.

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FOLLOWING a successful leg in Mindanao on Wednesday, the week-long Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) All-Star Game festivities swing back to Luzon for the second stop today in Lucena, Quezon.

Taking place at the Quezon Convention Center, it is now time for the Luzon All-Stars to test the Gilas Pilipinas pool, which is preparing for the Southeast Asian Basketball Championship next month, in the main event.

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