Loaded East takes on Letran-powered West in NCAA All-Star Game

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Aug 17, 2015 02:47 PM
Loaded East takes on Letran-powered West in NCAA All-Star
HEAD-TO-HEAD. Scottie Thompson will spearhead a loaded East team in retaking its rematch with the Letran-powered West squad in the NCAA All-Star Game.

The All-Star Game is all set to become an annual tradition in the NCAA.

Following a successful inaugural match-up a year ago, the oldest collegiate league in the country bared on Monday the official participants for this year’s midseason event to be held on Friday at the San Juan Arena.

Arellano University, Jose Rizal University, San Beda College, San Sebastian College-Recoletos, and University of Perpetual Help will once again form the East while Colegio de San Juan de Letran, College of St. Benilde, Emilio Aguinaldo College, Lyceum of the Philippines University, and Mapua Institute of Technology will make up the West.

The East edged the West in the first-ever All-Star Game a year ago and reigning MVP Scottie Thompson (Perpetual) and MVP contenders Art Dela Cruz (San Beda) and Jiovani Jalalon (Arellano) will do their best to keep the crown.

Joining them will be Red Lions Ryusei Koga and Michole Sorela; Chiefs Zach Nicholls and Kent Salado; Heavy Bombers Abdul Wahab Abdul Razak, Jordan Dela Paz, and Teytey Teodoro; Altas Bright Akhuetie and Gab Dagangon; and Golden Stags Michael Calisaan, Bradwyn Guinto, and Jamil Ortuoste.

On the other hand, league-leading Letran’s core of Mark Cruz, Rey Nambatac, and Kevin Racal will attempt to bring their success into the West.

Flanking them will be Blazers Jonathan Grey, JR Ongteco, and Fons Saavedra; Pirates Shaq Alanes, Wilson Baltazer, and Joseph Gabayni; Generals Christ Mejos, Francis Munsayac, and Sidney Onwubere; and Cardinals JP Nieles, Allwell Oraeme, and Justin Serrano.

This year’s All-Star Game will also have added color in sidelines where the first-year head coaches of the league’s pre-eminent rivals will roam. Letran’s Aldin Ayo will call the shots for the West while San Beda’s Jamike Jarin will mentor the East.

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