23 Y/Old, 7'1 Isaiah Austin likely the Next Gilas Naturalized Player

As Naturalized Player Andray Blatche won't able to play for the Chooks to Go Pilipinas on FIBA FIBA-Asia Champions Cup this month, SBP is looking for another player that could replace him in the event.


Another name has been come out, Isaiah Austin, is an American professional basketball player for the Guangxi Rhinos of the Chinese National Basketball League (NBL). He played two years of college basketball for Baylor University. He had been considered a first-round prospect in the 2014 NBA draft until he was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome. In 2016, he was cleared to continue playing basketball after a two-year stint away from the game due to Marfan syndrome. (from Wikipedia).

As from the report of Inquirer Sports: Isaiah Austin will arrive in the Philippines on Tuesday.

FIBA Asia Champions Cup will start from September 22-30 and will be held in Chenzhou, China.