The Brooklyn Nets' center Andray Blatche is having a solid season so far.
But when the Team USA player pool was announced last week his name was never going to feature.
But Blatche has recently discovered a potential route to this years FIBA World Cup - becoming a Filipino national.
Speaking to the media today he confirmed he had been approached to play for the Philippines national team in Spain this summer:
"It was brought to my attention a couple of days ago and I told them I'd be interested in doing it. It's cool," he said.
It seems that Blatche was contacted bye ex-Washington Wizards teammate Javale McGee who has also been considered by the Filipino team officials.
And Blatche is keen on the opportunity:
"It'll help me get ready for training camp and the season.
"I said I'm interested, so there's a good chance of it happening."
Now as far as we know, or Blatche knows for that matter, he does not having any blood connection to the island nation, but there is a chance of the proposal becoming a reality if the Nets player completes the required forms before June 30.
Blatche also had another announcement for the media in a day full of surprises:
"Listen...my name is Young Seymour, alright?"
"I've changed my name cause the crowd want to see more."
Blatche has averaged 12.9 ppg in his 39 appearances so far this season.