Gilas Pilipinas set to add Bennie Boatwright as newest naturalized player

In an exciting development for Philippine basketball, Gilas Pilipinas is gearing up to welcome another talented player into its fold.

Bennie Boatwright, who made waves during his stint with San Miguel Beer in the last PBA Commissioner’s Cup, has agreed in principle to join the Gilas Pilipinas as the team’s latest naturalized player.

This news, which was first reported by Musong Castillo of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, has sparked widespread anticipation among Filipino basketball enthusiasts.

Boatwright’s impressive performance with San Miguel Beer captured the hearts of Filipino basketball fans, establishing himself as a fan favorite during his time in the PBA. Now, the 27-year-old forward is set to bring his skills and athleticism to the international stage as he dons the Gilas jersey.

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While Justin Brownlee remains the primary import for the current cycle, Boatwright’s addition will undoubtedly bolster Gilas Pilipinas’ lineup, providing versatility and depth to the team. Boatwright’s youthfulness adds another dimension to Gilas Men’s squad, positioning him as a valuable asset for future competitions beyond the current cycle.

With Boatwright’s inclusion, Gilas Pilipinas expands its pool of naturalized players, further strengthening the team’s roster. Alongside Boatwright, other formidable talents such as 6-foot-11 Angelo Kouame, currently playing for UB Chartres Métropole in France, and NBA standout Jordan Clarkson, offer Gilas a wealth of options and versatility.

The addition of Boatwright to Gilas Pilipinas underscores the team’s commitment to assembling a formidable lineup capable of competing at the highest levels of international basketball.

As preparations continue for upcoming tournaments, including the Asian Games and the Southeast Asian Games, Filipino basketball fans eagerly await Boatwright’s debut in the Gilas jersey.