Standhardinger proves he is worthy of Fiba Asia spot as Gilas’ naturalized player

first_imgIT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Hamilton wins British GP, cuts Vettel’s F1 lead to 1 point And it seems that Standhardinger is having a blast doing this.“I love playing with these (Gilas) guys, they play with a lot of heart and a lot of fighting spirit. Puso!” Standhandinger said. “Every time we play together it seems like we’re getting better.”READ: Gilas rebounds mightily with ripping of TaipeiStandhardinger is not eligible to play as a Filipino in Fiba events because he failed to declare eligibility – by acquiring a Philippine passport – before he turned 16 years old.“The things you don’t see in his numbers is how tough he is and how tough he works,” Reyes said. “And the good thing is that the perimeter players know Christian has their back and they can be aggressive offensively.”ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Standhardinger was all grit and hustle and manned the paint with unmatched intensity for the Filipinos against Chinese Taipei A, finishing with 17 points and 15 rebounds in just 25 minutes in an impressive 88-72 win.READ: Standhardinger certainly a big boost to Gilas causeFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Those were Blatche-like numbers that came, unknown to many, a night after he and coach Chot Reyes had a shouting match on the court during the fourth quarter of a losing stand against Canada 150.“He’s an option for the Fiba,” Reyes said. “Because we are not sure about Andray.” Christian Standhardinger. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netTAIPEI – With Andray Blatche uncertain to play for Gilas Pilipinas as its naturalized player in the Fiba Asia Championship late next month, Christian Standhandinger, though with Filipino roots, is on stand by.And on Sunday night, just after declaring that he would “do better” in just his second official game wearing the Philippine tri-colors, the 6-foot-7 banger showed why he is a worthy candidate.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite MOST READ LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Reyes dismissed the shouting incident as part of player-coach relationship, which, he feels, actually helped.“We had a nice little shouting match yesterday and today he came out and played hard,” Reyes said. “That’s the kind of culture we’re building here. The important thing is what you bring to the floor.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img

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