The Indonesian Men’s National Basketball Team will opt to focus on their preparations for the upcoming 18th Asian Games, swapping out a majority of the players from the Pelita Jaya-Indonesia that will compete in the FIBA Asia Championship Cup East Inter Sub-Zone Qualifiers.

PERBASI, Indonesia’s basketball governing body, has opted to pull out the veteran national team members and opted to go with a younger core for this round of the qualifiers.

From the previous roster, only Juan Laurent Kokodiputra has been confirmed to remain in the team. He will be joined by fellow Indonesian Basketball League (IBL) finalist in the line-up: Satria Muda Pertamina’s Hardianus Lakudu, Muhammad Dhiyaul Haq, and Pelita Jaya Jakarta’s Daniel Timothy Wenas, Respati Ragil Ramungkas, and Reggie William Mononimbar.

The new-look Pelita Jaya squad will also feature¬†Satya Wacana Salatiga’s Cassiopeia Manuputty, David Liberty Nuban, and Henry Cornelis Lakay, NSH Jakarta’s Wendha Wijaya, and Siliwangi Bandung’s Azzaryan Pradithya.

Pelita Jaya-Indonesia had previously enlisted national team mainstays Xaverius Prawiro, Abraham Damar Grahita, Andakara Prastawa Dhyaksa, Sandy Febiansyakh Kurniawan, Arki Dikania Wisnu, Kaleb Ramot Gemilang, Kevin Yonas Argadiba Sitorus, Ponsianus Nyoman Indrawan, Firman Dwi Nugroho, Valentino Wuwungan, and naturalized player Jamarr Andre Johnson to the SEABA Qualifiers.

Pelita Jaya and Mono Vampire Basketball Club last met at the SEABA Qualifiers last May, where Thai club won the championship over the Indonesians, but both teams advanced as there were two tickets at stake to move on to the second round.

Meanwhile, five-time Taiwanese league Pauian Archiland qualified to this round after being crowned the Super Basketball League (SBL) Champions last April against the Fubon Braves.

The three teams will compete for the two spots in the Final 8 of the FIBA Asia Champions Cup 2018. A club team representing India was initially slated to join this tournament, but has since pulled out.

The FIBA Asia Champions Cup 2018 will be held in a yet-to-be-announced city in China in late September, featuring the final eight club teams who qualified. There will be one team each from the Philippines, host nation China, Korea, and Japan, while there will be two teams joining them from the West Asia zone.

Mono Vampire Basketball Club placed 6th in the 2017 FIBA Asia Champions Cup, while Pauian Archiland finished 6th place during the 2016 edition.

The East Inter-Sub Zone Qualifiers for the 2018 FIBA Asia Champions Cup is set to be played at the Stadium 29 in Nonthaburi, Thailand from July 30 to August 1.