By MB Online
NorthPort rookie Robert Bolick was invited to join the training of Gilas Pilipinas which started Monday, June 24.
“Yes, pinapapunta ako ngayong Monday,” Bolick told reporters after Batang Pier and Blackwater Elite’s game last Saturday.
“Nagpaalam na din ako sa management. Pumayag naman sila so I will be practicing on Monday,” he added.
The 23-year-old player was reportedly invited to attend the national team’s practice by national team head coach Yeng Guiao.
The NorthPort guard vowed to “do his best” with the opportunity given him.
“I’ll just do my best, kung ako ba talaga or hindi. Kung saan ako iaano, ibibigay ko lang talaga,” he said.
Bolick’s possible inclusion in the Gilas lineup, which will see action in the FIBA World Cup in China this August, came after long-time national team mainstay Jayson Castro begged off from national team duties.
Castro, once hailed as Asia’s best pointguard, cited family commitment as one of the main reasons for begging off from joining the Gilas team in China.