Tinalikuran ni Justine Baltazar ang paglalaro sa Gilas Pilipinas na didribol sa 2023 FIBA World Cup Asian qualifiers first window makaraang tapikin ni national coach Vincent ‘Chot’ Reyes.

Ito ang kinumpirma ni Frederick ‘Derrick’ Pumaren Biyernes sa Abante TONITE dahil sa aniya’y tutok sa final year niya sa DLSU ang 24 na taong-gulang at may taas na 6-9 na basketbolista.

“Justine is currently immersed in our school bubble & actually turned down 2 offers from Japan to play his final year with La Salle & graduate” saad ng La Salle Green Archers coach. “The Filoil preseason tournament will begin in a few weeks & our team is gearing for it as only then will our players be finally playing together against competition.”

Naka-bubble setup ang Archers sa La Salle-Taft campus sa Malate, Manila upang paghandaaan ang 84th University Athletic Association of the Philippines 2022 sa Marso.

Aniya pa, karamihan sa players niya’y bago sa koponan kaya mahihirapan sila sa team chemistry kung wala ang ‘main man’ na si Baltazar.

Sey pa ni Pumaren, “After the UAAP, I’m sure he’ll be excited to rejoin Gilas if the opportunity comes. The UAAP is strictly enforcing health & safety protocols so Balti is restricted from leaving our bubble, making it difficuit for him to attend Gilas practices.”

Umaksiyon na si Baltazar sa PH quintet sasa 2021 FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers at nag-average ng 7.4 points, 7.8 rebounds at 1.8 assists.

“Balti is grateful for his Gilas experience & appreciates the SBP’s support in giving him the opportunity to play for our country, it’s something he will forever cherish,”panapos ng veteran coach.

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