Ranidel De Ocampo retires from Gilas duties, Jayson Castro could follow

Gilas versus New Zealand - July 6, 2016 - PRT - 16

Ranidel De Ocampo tweeted out last night that he was retiring from Gilas duties, while his fellow Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texter Jayson Castro could be joining him in that regard.

De Ocampo tweeted, “I officially announce my goodbye of playing in Gilas Pilipinas Basketball! #PUSO”

The decision looked pretty final, as it was even acknowledged by head coach Tab Baldwin:

Last night’s defeat to New Zealand might also be the final game of “The Best Point Guard in Asia” Jayson Castro, as reported by ABS-CBN News’ Camille Naredo:

De Ocampo has been a part of multiple FIBA Asia Championship tournaments, stretching back to 2011. He has career international averages of 8.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 1.2 assists.

Castro on the other hand has been a part of the Gilas program since 2013. His career international averages are 11.7 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 2.3 assists. He was named to the Mythical Five of the 2013 and 2015 FIBA Asia Championship tournaments.