SMART-Gilas’ 12 Man Roster is Released


All the speculation can now come to a close. National team head coach, Chot Reyes, has released his twelve man roster that will be competing in Dubai for their upcoming tournament.

So to add a tentative depth chart to it, this is what the Philippines will be working with.

1st 2nd 3rd
C Marcus Douthit Greg Slaughter Isaac Holstein
PF JR Reyes Jake Pascual Japeth Aguilar
SF Matt Ganuelas KG Canaleta
SG Ronjay Buenafe Ronald Pascual Kevin Alas
PG Garvo Lanete RR Garcia Justin Melton


I know what you are asking. Who in the hell are Justin Melton and Isaac Holstein?! Well we tried to do some research.

Holstein went to West Virginia State University where he averaged 0.7 points per game and 0.9 rebounds. The might not have outstanding numbers in his one year in the NCAA, but he is 6-foot, 9-inches tall. That’s a lot of dude right there.

As for Melton, he is a 5-foot, 11-inch point guardout of Mount Olive College. He is a sharpshooter with some speed. I’m getting the Chris Banchero feeling here.