WATCH: Coach Josh Reyes talks about Gilas' FIBA Asia Challenge campaign
MANILA, Philippines – Days before the 2016 FIBA Asia Challenge in Tehran, Iran, coach Josh Reyes is not quite satisfied with the readiness of Gilas Pilipinas just yet.
With a team comrpised of amateur standouts, Reyes is worried about the potential shock the young cadets may receive when they face 7-foot veterans in opponents that include India and Chinese Taipei.
Despite that, Reyes has faith his players – led by last season's UAAP Finals MVP Mac Belo and former UST star Kevin Ferrer – will rise to the challenge.
Check out Rappler's interview with Reyes via Facebook Live above on Monday, August 29, after the team defeated the Ateneo Blue Eagles. The team leaves for Iran on Tuesday, September 6.
The FIBA Asia Challenge will run from September 9 to 18 with the top 5 finishers earning an additional berth for their respective sub-zones in the FIBA Asia Cup (formerly FIBA Asia Championship) next year. – Rappler.com