(Centers) – Marcus Douthit, Sonny Thoss, Enrico Villanueva, JR Reyes
(Forwards) – Ranidel De Ocampo, Gabe Norwood, Jared Dillinger, Matthew Ross, Larry Fonacier
(Guards) – LA Tenorio, Gary David, Jeff Chan
(Head Coach) – Chot Reyes
(Assistant Coaches) – Jong Uichico, Ryan Gregorio, Josh Reyes
Mac Baracael, Garvo Lanete and Sol Mercado were initially part of the team that competed in the 2012 Jones Cup Tournament, but were later released as the team was pared down to only 12 men as per FIBA rules for major tournaments. Jared Dillinger took the place of Solomon Mercadon for the main 2012 FIBA Asia Cup Tournament.
For this incarnation of the Men’s National Basketball team, Chot tried a couple of things different from the previous National Teams. First was having a Naturalized Center in Marcus Douthit. Marcus was a fit for the team both on and off the court. He has great low post moves, a decent outside shot, a great rebounder an excellent shot blocker as well. He is also great in terms of catching the ball inside the paint and going strong to the basket.
Attitude-wise, he is quiet and unassuming, never one to hog the limelight, and just goes on to try to do his job game in and game out. He knows how to pace himself, usually deferring to his teammates initially. But he also knows when to step up and take charge if needed, like whenever he sees his team faltering during the game. Overall, Marcus was about as close to perfect as we could get for a naturalized big man, and credit the coaching staff for making an excellent choice in him.
The only chink in his armor is his age, he is already 32 years old as of 2012, and no doubt only has a couple more years of active, competitive play left in him.