Pingris, De Ocampo, Tenorio to test Gilas players' mettle in three-part PBA All-Star Week
James Yap, Mark Caguioa, Marc Pingris, Scottie Thompson, and LA Tenorio will test the mettle of Gilas players in three PBA All-Star games to be staged in Lucena City, Cagayan de Oro and Cebu City.

PROTAGONISTS in the 2017 PBA All-Star Week were revealed last Sunday, with homegrown players from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao leading the selections that will take on Gilas Pilipinas in three games across the archipelago.

Former Gilas stars like Marc Pingris, LA Tenorio and Ranidel De Ocampo will be part of the PBA All-Stars that will test the mettle of members of the national pool in games to be held in Cagayan de Oro on April 26, Lucena on the 28th and Cebu on the 30th.

Mac Mac Belo, who hails from North Cotabato, and Cagayan de Oro's proud son Jiovani Jalalon will lead out the Mindanao selection to be coached by Chito Victolero .

Sonny Thoss and Troy Rosario will serve as 'imports' for team CDO given the lack of big men in the region. 

The Luzon selection, on the other hand, will be led by Gilas veterans Jayson Castro, De Ocampo and Pingris. Coach Leo Austria will be returning to his hometown in Lucena as the squad's mentor. 

Three-time MVP June Mar Fajardo will be at the forefront of the Visayas selection in the Cebu game alongside Negros' James Yap. Tim Cone will be the head coach for Visayas. 

The Slam Dunk Contest and the three point shootout will both be played in the Luzon leg in Lucena. 

Here's the complete line-up:

Mindanao Leg:

PBA selection (head coach: Chito Victolero}

Mark Barroca

Scottie Thompson

PJ Simon

Rafi Reavis

Mac Belo

Jio Jalalon

Cyrus Baguio

RR Garcia

Sonny Thoss

Carlo Lastimosa

Glenn Khobntin

Baser Amer

Troy Rosario

Gilas (head coach: Chot Reyes)
Terrence Romeo
LA Revilla
Mike Tolomia
RR Pogoy
Matthew Wright
Kecin Ferrer
Carl Bryan Cruz
Fonzo Gotladera
Brad Guinto
June Mar Fajardo
Norbert Torres

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Luzon Leg 

PBA selection (head coach: Leo Austria)

Marc Pingris
Japeth Aguilar
Calvin Abueva
Paul Lee
Jayson Castro
Mark Caguioa
Alex Cabagnot
LA Tenorio
Marcio Lassiter
Arwind Santos 
Ranidel de Ocampo
Stanely Pringle

Gilas
Mike Tolomia
AlmlndVosotros
Ed Daquioag
Jonathan Grey 
Allein Maliksi
Matthew Wright
Kevin Ferrer
Carl Bryan Cruz 
Norbert Torres
Bradwyn Guinto
Raymond Almazan
Arnold Van Opstal

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Visayas 
PBA selection (head coach: Tim Cone)

James Yap
June Mar Fajardo
Terrence Romeo
Joe Devance
Jeff Chan
Chris Ross
Chris Ellis
Aldrech Ramos
Dondon Hontiveros
Ronald Tubid
Asi Taulava
Jericho Cruz

Gilas
Jayson Castro 
Jio Jalaon
LA Revilla
RR Pogoy
Allein Maliksi
Von Pessumal
Mac Belo
Troy Rosario
Calvin Abueva
Raymond Almazan
Japeth Aguilar

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