Manuel, Tratter, Mocon invited to Gilas FIBA ACQ pool

Vic Manuel, Abu Tratter and Javee Mocon have been invited to join the Gilas Pilipinas' pool for the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers’ first window set later this February.

The three players were named to the pool on Tuesday, February 11 following the withdrawal of Christian Standhardinger, Japeh Aguilar and Mac Belo.

Alaska Aces big man Manuel will be given a second tour of duty with the Gilas Pilipinas after being part of the national team that won the gold medal in the Southeast Asian Games last year.

Aces young big man Tratter could also make his Gilas return. He was a member of the team that played versus Australia in the second window of the FIBA World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers in February 2018.

Rain Or Shine's Mocon, meanwhile, was originally part of the 23-for-2023 program of Gilas.