MANILA – Roosevelt Adams will make his Gilas Pilipinas debut on Monday night as the team faces Saudi Arabia in the fourth window of the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers.
As announced by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas hours before the 7 p.m. tip-off at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, the former Terrafirma star will replace Carl Tamayo in the Final 12, essentially making the lineup an all-pro roster.
Tamayo will join the UP Fighting Maroons in a preseason training camp in South Korea where they will face five Korean Basketball League teams as part of their preparations for their UAAP men's basketball title defense.
Jordan Clarkson, Kai Sotto, Japeth Aguilar, Scottie Thompson, Chris Newsome, Kiefer and Thirdy Ravena, Dwight Ramos, Jamie Malonzo, Ray-Ray Parks, and Calvin Oftana have been kept from the roster that played Lebanon in Zouk Mikael on Friday.
Gilas looks to bounce back from its tough loss to Lebanon as they host Saudi Arabia. (PNA)