Captains Sotto, Cagulangan to draft teammates for NBTC All-Star Game

ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 09, 2019 02:51 PM
Sotto, Cagulangan to draft teammates for NBTC All-Star Game
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The top two players in the Philippines will be the captains of the two teams going at it in the 2019 NBTC All-Star Game.

Ateneo's Kai Sotto, the undisputed number one high school player, will lead Team Hustle and they will be matched up opposite Team Heart captained by consensus best senior Joel Cagulangan from LSGH.

Sotto's Team Hustle and Cagulangan-led Team Heart will clash on March 24 at the MOA Arena. The All-Star Game will be the capper for the week-long NBTC League National Finals.

Before that, though, UAAP 81 MVP Sotto and NCAA 94 MVP Cagulangan will draft their teammates on Sunday afternoon.

They will be picking from this pool of the best of the best high school players:

NU center Carl Tamayo
UST guard Mark Nonoy
NU guard Gerry Abadiano
FEU guard RJ Abarrientos
Hope Christian guard Harvey Pagsanjan
Mapua guard Clint Escamis
Arellano center Aaron Fermin
NU guard Terrence Fortea
Ateneo guard Forthsky Padrigao
Mapua forward Paolo Hernandez
LSGH forward Inand Fornilos
UV forward Joshua Yerro
Adamson guard Joem Sabandal
Mapua guard Dan Arches
JRU forward John Amores
Lyceum guard Mac Guadana
UST forward Bismarck Lina
LSGH guard Joshua David
NU center Kevin Quiambao
Mapua forward Jonnel Policarpio
Ateneo center Geo Chiu
Chiang Kai Shek forward Rafael Go

Along with their teammates, Sotto and Cagulangan will also choose between Rain or Shine assistant coach Chris Gavina and Go for Gold-CSB head coach Charles Tiu to be the mentor of their respective teams.

This will be the first time in NBTC's 12-year history that the captains themselves will get to draft their teammates.

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