REIGNING Most Valuable Player Scottie Thompson of Perpetual Help and Letran star guard Mark Cruz head the cast in the NCAA All-Star Game set on Friday at The Arena in San Juan.
Thompson will be playing for the East team along with Altas teammates Bright Akhuetie and Gab Dagangon, Arellano’s Jio Jalalon, Zach Nicholls and Kent Salado, Jose Rizal University’s Tey Teodoro, Abdul Wahab Abdul Razak and Jordan de la Paz, San Beda’s Art de la Cruz, Ryusei Koga, and Michole Sorela, and San Sebastian’s Jamil Ortouste, Bradwyn Guinto and Michael Calisaan.
The West will be led by Cruz and fellow Letran Knights Rey Nambatac and Kevin Racal. They will be joined by Pons Saavedra, Jonathan Grey, and Jeffrey Ongteco of College of St. Benilde, Francis Munsayac, Christ Mejos, and Sidney Onwubere of Emilio Aguinaldo College, Joseph Gabayni, Wilson Baltazar, and Shaq Alanes of Lyceum, and John Paul Nieles, Allwell Oraeme, and Justin Serrano of Mapua.
Each team is given three slots in the All-Star squads. The festivities start at 2 p.m.
Competing in the Slam Dunk contest are Dioncee Holts of Arellano, Rey Publico of Letran, Haruna Yankie of CSB, Lamunou Hamadou of EAC, Kim Cyril Aurin of JRU, Jebb Bulawan of Lyceum, Oraeme, Sorela, Ally Bulanadi, and Prinze Eze of Perpetual Help.
John Kenneth Zamora of Arellano will gun for the three-point shootout title against Cruz, Travis Johnson of CSB, Jozhua General of EAC, Paolo Pontejos of JRU, Baltazar, Exeqiel Biteng of Mapua, AC Soberano of San Beda, Ryan Costelo of San Sebastian and Gerald Dizon of Perpetual Help.