Jordan Clarkson has made it clear time and time again: He really wants to play for the Filipino National Basketball program, Gilas Pilipinas.
Clarkson said earlier this offseason that he was determined to play for the Philippines as soon as possible, and his father offered an update on that quest this week.
"We don't necessarily know where Fiba is in its decision-making process. But given the green light to play, Jordan will be there to play. And we look forward to that," Clarkson's father, Mike Clarkson, told SPIN.ph. "Jordan has reached out to them and let them know he's very interested in being an active part of the Gilas program."
After reaching out to express his interest in being an active member of the program, Jordan Clarkson took his activity to social media, posting on Facebook that he co-signed his father's comments.
It's like the old saying goes: Father knows best (about your desire to play international basketball).
Clarkson has quickly built up a bond with his mother's home country, and while it's still up to FIBA to clear him to play, it would be cool to get to see him fulfill that dream.
Clarkson's next chance to play for the Phillipines would be in the Southeast Asia Basketball Association Championship next month, which is a qualifier for the Fiba Asia Cup hosted in Beirut, Lebanon in August.