Japeth insists he’s playing for RP team

MANILA, Philippines – Japeth Aguilar remained firm on his decision to play for Smart Gilas Pilipinas instead of signing up with Burger King, which made him the top pick in the recent PBA rookie draft.

He also stressed he’s ready to face the consequences of his action, including a lifetime ban from the PBA.

“I don’t know what’s the rule but if the PBA decides to ban me I can’t do anything about it,” said Aguilar in a press conference at the Kamayan-EDSA yesterday. “If I have to play in the national team forever, I would accept it.”

Saying he has made up his mind, the 22-year-old Aguilar said he wants to play for Smart Gilas where he believes he can hone his talent and skills and at the same time help the national team’s cause.

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