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Former National Basketball Association (NBA) player Andray Blatche has committed 100 percent to Gilas Pilipinas in its FIBA Asia championship campaign this year. The naturalized Filipino is expected to be in Manila near the end of the PBA Governors’ Cup to join the team’s practices ahead of the Olympic qualifier. “We expect him to be with us. I’ve spoken to Andray and he’s told me he’s committed and will be 100 percent with the team,” Gilas coach Tab Baldwin told Richard Dy in a report to sports website Spin. “I want to get him here virtually before we go to the (training) camp, or maybe a little bit before that. Hopefully, before the end of the third conference,” Baldwin added. ABS-CBN News

May 22, 2015 Updates

FIBA: Gorgui Dieng: "I want to help bring Senegal back among the most competitive teams on the continent. My goal is to help the team win the next continental competition. We have a great group of players and we know that it won't be easy, but the goal this summer is to win the #AfroBasket2015 and qualify for #Rio2016." Instagram

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Jose Calderon tells Marca he won't play next Eurobasket. "It hurts me a lot but I have to say 'no' [to playing with Spain], I have to fully recover [from my injuries]." Marca.com

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Italian coach Sergio Scariolo will take over Spain's national basketball team for a second stint. Scariolo coached Spain to the Olympic silver medal in 2012 when it lost to the United States in the final. He also led Spain to two European championships in 2009 and 2011 in his first stint as coach from 2009-12. USA Today Sports

Serbian site B92.net published a 38-page document with FIBA's plans for the new Euroleague-Eurocup. FIBA has nine different plans for the new Euroleague and two for the new Eurocup. Sportando

May 5, 2015 Updates

His subpar, injury-plagued season be damned, Tony Parker joins Boris Diaw and former Spur Nando De Colo among 24 players named to France’s preliminary roster for EuroBasket 2015. France is the defending champion, with Parker having earned MVP honors in leading Les Bleus to their first major title at the 2013 competition. He, Diaw and fellow NBA standouts Nicolas Batum and Rudy Gobert have all pledged their intent to participate with France among four host nations. San Antonio Express-News

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