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Fil-German big man Chris Standhardinger non-committal on option to play in PBA

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Fil-German big man Chris Standhardinger non-committal on option to play in PBA

FIL-GERMAN big man Christian Standhardinger will stay a little longer after he represents the country in the Jones Cup and the Southeast Games.

But Standhardinger is non-committal when it comes to an option to play in the PBA.

Although nothing is cast in stone yet, the 6-8 former US NCAA Division I player said he plans to stay in the country for two months after his stint with Gilas in the Kuala Lumpur showpiece in August.

After that, Standhardinger said he will head back to Germany to prepare for the next season of the German basketball league, where he plays for second-division side ProA.

“I will stay here two months, I think, then I have to go home and take care of my stuff then play in the new season,” he said.

Asked if he’s mulled over joining this year’s draft, the 6-8 cager didn’t provide a clear answer.

“I don’t know,” said Standhardinger, who blew a cake to mark his 28 birthday during Gilas practice on Tuesday night. “We’ll see. We’ll see if somebody wants me.”

For now, Standhardinger said he is focused on helping Gilas claim the championship in the Jones Cup which unfurls on July 15.

He is also part of the SEA Games team. – Spin.ph

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