June Mar Fajardo, Kiefer Ravena banner Gilas’ SEA Games final roster

June Mar Fajardo Gilas Pilipinas
MANILA, Philippines–Six-time PBA Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo and five-time Southeast Asian Games gold medalist Kiefer Ravena will banner the Gilas Pilipinas squad that will see action in the Hanoi edition of the biennial meet set next week.
Joining the pair of grizzled veterans are fellow PBA stars Mo Tautuaa, Isaac Go, Troy Rosario, Matthew Wright, Roger Pogoy, Kib Montalbo, Kevin Alas and cadets Francis Lopez and Will Navarro, according to a list of delegates released to the press by the Philippine Olympic Committee early Thursday afternoon.

National coach Chot Reyes confirmed to the Inquirer the 12-man contingent, which also includes Thirdy Ravena who is plying his trade in Japan like his brother Kiefer.
Ravena brothers Thirdy and KieferFILE –Ravena brothers Thirdy and Kiefer playing for Gilas Pilipinas. INQUIRER PHOTO
The older Ravena is coming in as a replacement for NorthPort playmaker Robert Bolick, who is set to miss games that will run from May 16 through 22.

“(Robert) has to fly to the [United States] to be with his ailing father,” Reyes said in a short exchange with the Inquirer.

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