Gilas Pilipinas is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the PBA All-Star Luzon at 7:00 P.M. on April 28, 2017 in Quezon Convention Center, Lucena City.
The Gilas Pilipinas versus PBA All-Star is on the move and this time they will square-off in Lucena City where the national team will go up against the best basketball players of Luzon.
The Fajardo-Romeo powered Gilas was able to defend their flag against the PBA All-Star Mindanao. Final score was 114 for each team and since its an exhibition game, the league’s official rules says that there will be no extra period.
Troy Rosario and Matthew Wright both declared as the PBA All-Star Game – Mindanao Leg Most Valuable Players. Although Rosario played for the Mindanao team, he’s also part of the Gilas Pilipinas.
In today’s Luzon leg game, the national team will have no Fajardo nor Romeo but instead they will be led by Allein Maliksi and Raymond Almazan. San Miguel’s player Arnold Van Opstal will be also in the Gilas Pilipinas line-up.
Fans of the Beermen are hoping that coach Chot Reyes will give AVO more playing time since this is an all-star game.
Here’s the complete roster for Gilas Pilipinas:
Mike Tolomia (RoS), Almond Vosotros (Free Agent), Ed Daquioag (Meralco), Jonathan Grey (Meralco), Allein Maliksi (Star), Matthew Wright (Phoenix), Kevin Ferrer (Ginebra), Carl Bryan Cruz (Alaska), Norbert Torres (Phoenix), Bradwyn Guinto (NLEX), Raymon Almazan (RoS) and Arnold Van Opstal (San Miguel).
Here’s the complete roster for PBA All-Star Luzon:
Marc Pingris (Star), Japeth Aguilar (Ginebra), Calvin Abueva (Alaska), Paul Lee (Star), Jayson Castro (TNT), Mark Caguioa (Ginebra), Alex Cabagnot (San Miguel), LA Tenorio (Ginebra), Marcio Lassiter (San Miguel), Arwind Santos (San Miguel), Ranidel de Ocampo (TNT) and Stanley Pringle (GlobalPort).
Before the main game, the Luzon leg will feature three events that will give fans more excitement. These are Obstacle Challenge, Three-Point Shootout, and the Slam Dunk Contest.
Terrence Romeo, Rey Guevarra and Maverick Ahanmisi will attempt to extend its winning streak and defend their respective titles.
Here are the complete participants for the Obstacle Challenge:
Maverick Ahanmisi (RoS), Roi Sumang (Blackwater), RJ Jazul (Phoenix), Mon Abundo (Star), LA Revilla (Mahindra), Sol Mercado (Ginebra), Chris Ross (San Miguel), Chris Banchero (Alaska), Stanley Pringle (GlobalPort), Ed Daquioag (Meralco), Emman Monfort (NLEX), and Kris Rosales (TNT).
Here are the complete participants for the Three-Point Shootout Contest:
Terrence Romeo (GlobalPort), Gary David (Mahindra), Simon Enciso (Alaska), Juami Tiongson (NLEX), Allein Maliksi (Star), Larry Fonacier (TNT), Chris Tiu (RoS), LA Tenorio (Ginebra), Jared Dillinger (Meralco), Ronjay Buenafe (Blackwater), Matthew Wright (Phoenix) and Marcio Lassiter (San Miguel).
Here are the complete participants for the Slam Dunk Contest:
Rey Guevarra (Mahindra), Chris Newsome (Meralco), Jammer Jamito (Ginebra), James Forrester (GlobalPort) and JC Intal (Phoenix).