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Who is Gilas prospect Caelum Harris?

Luisa Morales –

February 18, 2022 | 10: 31am

MANILA, Philippines – The Gilas men’s program acquired a shot in the arm on Thursday following the commitment of Filipino-American prospect Caelum Harris.

The 16-year-susceptible out of Tennessee shall be in a self-discipline to play for Gilas as an area since he has acquired his Philippine passport earlier than turning 16 primarily based fully on FIBA eligibility rules.

Nonetheless who’s the contemporary Gilas prospect and what does he bring to the desk?

Harris is in the intervening time a sophomore for Stewarts Creek Excessive College in Smyrna, Tennessee.

He’s listed at 6’6″ and is allotment of the Class of 2024.

He performs forward positions and shifts from the three and 4.

Early in his highschool profession, he’s already acquired provides from US NCAA Division I schools.

Tennessee Bid and Alabama A&M are the colleges who private expressed hobby in Harris.

Harris, who has helped Stewarts Creek to a 16-9 document for the year, traces his roots to Cebu.

He now not too prolonged ago confirmed his commitment to the national team on social media on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).

“That is an mountainous honor, now not kindly for me, [but] for my family right here in the States,” he acknowledged.

“I’ll safe you proud Philippines, and I’ll see you soon,” he added.

Harris is anticipated to be part of Gilas in the succeeding FIBA World Cup qualifying windows, Southeast Asian Games, Asian Games and FIBA Asia Cup as allotment of the Gilas pool.

His addition to the pool is allotment of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas’ create-up for the 2023 FIBA World Cup.

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