MANILA, Philippines — Now healthy and ready to return to Gilas Pilipinas duty, the face of Chris Newsom when asked about the prospect of resuming the national team’s weekly practices and resuming the country’s colors Illuminated.
“It’s always an honor, especially when you’re talking about playing the best for the country,” he told reporters Sunday night, 105- on Meralco’s Rain or Shine at Phil Sports Arena in Pasig City. Immediately after the win from 87.
News He wore an even bigger smile when he realized he would now have the opportunity to play alongside Justin Brownlee, who recently acquired Philippine citizenship through naturalization.
“It’s always nice to be teammates with someone who has accomplished so much,” the dynamic guard said.
“Playing with him—not against him,” he went on.
Brownlee and Barangay Ginebra have long been the source of punishment for Meralco and Newsom in the Governors Cup. The crowd darlings, in fact, have denied the Bolts four times in the PBA Finals.
So naturally, the change in setup thrills Newsome.
“JB is in the lineup now, so I’m excited to adapt with him, practice with him, learn as much as I can from him,” he said of the 6-time PBA champion who Creating as a lock. Gilas’ natural slot for the sixth and final window of the FIBA World Cup Asian qualifiers this February.
“He has a lot of experience and is one of the best imports I have played against. I’m just going to be a sponge and try to absorb as much information and knowledge from JB as I can,” Newsome added.
Newsome was a member of a National Five that featured Jordan Clarkson and defended home turf during the fifth window last September.
His ambitions could come true if they make the final list, which will face Lebanon and Jordan.
“Whenever we’re on the court, you’re always a competitor. But whenever you’re a teammate, you look forward to more,” he said of teaming up with the beloved Ginebra import. said
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