The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) has partnered with Fil-Am Nation Select to hold tryouts in the US on June 4 and 5 for Gilas Pilipinas Women prospects.
The invitation for the tryouts, which will be led by Gilas Women head coach Pat Aquino, was extended to Fil-Am standouts Vanessa De Jesus, Ella Fajardo, and Chanelle Molina, among others.
Even without a tournament approaching, the Gilas program wants to invest in a pool of female athletes to develop and train. The selected players will be part of the national team and will represent the country in future international events.
“The event hopes to select the best of the best Filipino female athletes in the United States for our Senior Gilas Teams both for 5on5 and 3×3,” the SBP said in the invitation.
The partnership with Fil-Am Nation Select could help widen the search of Aquino, who has spent the last year in the US scouting talents to represent the Philippines.