Fil-German Standhardinger named to Gilas team set for SEA Games

first_img“We’ve seen him. He’s been here for a few times, not with this group, but we know how he plays. We’ve been monitoring him,” he said.Standhardinger will arrive in the country late Tuesday night and will immediately join the team practice on Wednesday afternoon.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutReyes noted that the inclusion of the 6-foot-7 Standhardinger will be a huge boost to the country’s frontline in the regional tilt, as he is set to team up with undersized big men like Kobe Paras, Troy Rosario, Raymar Jose, and Carl Bryan Cruz.“I think we have quite a good lineup of big men. That was the biggest deficiency of having an all-cadet team, that we didn’t have enough quality big guys. They are all undersized, but then with the addition of Christian and Kobe, we were able to address that. Hopefully, that would be enough to get the job done in the SEA Games,” he said. View comments Chot Reyes. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netNational team coach Chot Reyes surprised many on Tuesday when he enlisted Christian Standhardinger as part of Gilas’ lineup for the 2017 Southeast Asian Games.Though the Fil-German forward has yet to attend any practice sessions, the outspoken mentor said that their past knowledge of him was enough to give him a slot in the Philippine team.ADVERTISEMENT Jeff Horn could try another weapon Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony However, Reyes said changes could still be made with the team.“There’s always a possibility of changes. People get — God forbid — get injured, or they don’t come to practice and stuff, we have time to still make changes. The reserves are the other guys in the pool,” he said.“But for now, the way were looking at it, that’s the kind of lineup we’re hoping to field in the SEA Games. It’s a combination of cadets and new guys, plus two PBA vets.”ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire What ‘missteps’? WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chickenlast_img read more