Chot Reyes of Gilas pool addresses the team’s development after returning to a closed-door 3-day training camp in Tagaytay City last March 14 to 16, for their preparation in the upcoming 2017 Southeast Asia Basketball Association (SEABA) Championship.
“This is our first time to come all together with almost everyone complete in training camp in Tagaytay and we finally got a chance to get up a little bit up and down the court.” Coach Reyes stated.
As part of their training, they will compete with some of the best and brightest players of PBA, so they’re looking forward to a lot more ferocious practices.
“The players aren’t worried about the game on Wednesday or any other kind of game for their mother team, so it’s as if good for us. Hopefully we got one more good practice tomorrow in Cagayan de Oro with the team that’s playing on Wednesday. We are looking forward to a lot of competitive and a lot more intense practices.”
Coach Chot assessed the progress of Gilas players before heading to the All-Star week in the upcoming days. However, he admitted that they are still on the process of getting their mind in the International competition.
“There’s definitely been progress but it’s still a long way. We are still playing and we don’t have the FIBA or the International mindset and only time can really remedy that, so we just need to be patient.”(courtesy: youtube/ Sports5)