THE PBA All-Star festivities will feature for the first time a match-up between the Rookies/Sophomores against the Juniors in Calasiao, Pangasinan.
The league will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the All-Star game by revising the old format where the Rookies/Sophomores/Juniors were pitted against the Veterans All-Star in 1989.
For this year, the Rookies and Sophomores will join forces and will be pitted against the Juniors before the North and South All-Stars collide during the festivities set March 29 to 31.
CJ Perez of Columbian will lead the Rookies/Sophomores team against fellow top pick in Mac Belo of Blackwater in the Juniors.
Perez will be teaming up with last year’s Rookie of the Year Jason Perkins, Jeron Teng, Robert Bolick, Raymar Jose, Abu Tratter, Paul Desiderio, Mac Tallo, Trevis Jackson, Rey Nambatac, Javee Mocon, and Robbie Herndon.
Belo will join forces with RR Pogoy, Matthew Wright, Jio Jalalon, Carl Bryan Cruz, Kevin Ferrer, Rashawn McCarthy, Russel Escoto, Mike Tolomia, Ed Daquioag, Von Pessumal, and Ael Banal.