Gilas regulars return to action for TNT today-A A +A
Thursday, August 29, 2013
MANILA—Philippine national team mainstays Ranidel de Ocampo, Larry Fonacier and Jason Castro will return for Talk ‘N Text today against Meralco, while Ginebra meets Barako Bull in the PBA Governors’ Cup at the Araneta Coliseum.
Tony Mitchell is again also expected to lead coach Norman Black’s charge as they take on the Meralco Bolts at 5:15 p.m. before the Ginebra vs. Barako Energy Cola match at 7:30 p.m.
The 6’6” Mitchell fired 48 points on top of 11 rebounds and three assists in his debut against Barako Bull (118-113) and followed it up with 38 points and 12 reboundsSan Mig Coffee last Sunday.
Even Barako Bull import Mike Singletary thinks that the TNT, who is currently bearing 1-1 slate, is hard to beat with Mitchell and Fonacier, Castro and De Ocampo in the team. Jimmy Alapag is still in the US for a short rest after the 2013 FIBA-Asia tournament.
On hand to stop Mitchell is 6’5 import Mario West, who will be supported by Jay-Arr Reyes, Chris Ross, Cliff Hodge, Noy Baclao, Mac Cardona, Mark Borboran and Reynel Hugnatan.
“A team which has an import like Tony Mitchel, who can score 50 points is a strong team,” said Singletary.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 30, 2013.