Gilas Pilipinas Chot Reyes wishes to take Filipino – Nigerian basketball player AJ Edu in the upcoming 2017 William Jones Cup in Taiwan.
The veteran coach made this statement due to being amazed by the 17-year old teenager who showed up in the previous two practices of the Philippine National Men’s Basketball team.
Reyes explained that Edu is easily coachable, serious, and is un-like any teenager that the coach has met.
However, the Gilas coach is aware that Edu cannot join the team’s line-up for the tournament since the young basketball player is scheduled to fly to England this August in order to continue his studies.
Edu is currently in the Philippines in order to represent the country in the upcoming 2017 FIBA 3-on-3 Under-18 World Championships.
He will be playing alongside Juan Gomez De Liano, Rhayyan Amsali, and Encho Serrano in the tournament in China that will be starting next week.