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Naturalized Korean star doubtful for FIBA World Cup Asian qualifiers due to COVID-19

MANILA, Philippines – Gilas Pilipinas’ rival South Korea is prone to missing the companies and products of naturalized player Ra Gun-A attributable to COVID-19 protocols per week sooner than the main window of the 2023 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers.

Gun-A, who plays for Jeonju KCC Egis in the KBL, yielded a chase COVID-19 result in a fast antigen test the day gone by and has posthaste passed by device of a confirmatory RT-PCR test in step with a checklist by Chosun Sports actions.

The outcomes of Gun-A, on the entire acknowledged as Ricardo Ratliffe, is anticipated to be out this day as KBL faces a spike of COVID-19 cases in the association.

Additionally hopeful for a confirmatory result’s Kim Jong Kyu (Wonju DB Promy) whereas Kim Solar Hyung (Seoul SK Knights) and Lee Woo Seok (Ulsan Hyundai) are already under quarantine after their chase tests earlier this week.

South Korea, which launched a 14-man pool for the WC qualifiers, is instruct to enter a mercurial bubble camp Friday sooner than it departs for the Philippines next Tuesday.

Within the meantime, Kai Sotto’s susceptible NBA G League Ignite teammate Princepal Singh has been incorporated in the 22-man pool of India as Fresh Zealand aspects two susceptible UAAP gamers in its 21-man pool.

For Gilas that could effect no longer beget any Sotto in the duration in-between, coach Chot Reyes stated the 21-man pool submitted to FIBA is already final.

“Yes, we are succesful of’t add anymore,” Reyes advised The STAR in the pool led by a dozen TNT gamers plus young weapons Thirdy Ravena, Dwight Ramos and naturalized player Ange Kouame.

Gilas, South Korea, India and Fresh Zealand are all in Neighborhood A of the WC qualifiers locking horns this Feb. 24-28 on the Tidy Araneta Coliseum.

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