Thursday, September 15, 2011

Will Lutz and Lassiter Be Eligible to Play?

News broke out yesterday that Smart Gilas Pilipinas players Chris Lutz and Marcio Lassiter's eligibility were questioned by Lebanon. Whatever Lebanon's motivation is, this development is certainly a blow to the Philippine team.

According to Former FIBA Asia Sec-Gen Moying Martelino, Patrick Baumann is now reviewing the cases of Lutz and Lassiter. The decision whether they are eligible will come at game time.

Chot Reyes said they submitted the line-up last August, so the timing of the complaint is "Labo!" Philippine basketball fans are now on twitter anticipating the decision of FIBA. Game time is a t 6 p.m. Manila time, and all we can do now is pray for a favorable decision.

UPDATE:
According to Chot Reyes' twitter account, FIBA declared Lutz and Lassiter ineligible.

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