The Philippine Basketball Association has named the starters for the annual All-Star meet to be held on Mar. 31 in Calasiao, Pangasinan.
The South team will be led by June Mar Fajardo of San Miguel Beer and Greg Slaughter of Barangay Ginebra, along with James Yap of Rain or Shine, Scottie Thompson, also from Ginebra, and Mark Barroca of Magnolia.
The North will be spearheaded by the Hotshots’ Paul Lee and the Gin Kings’ LA Tenorio. They will be joined by Ginebra’s Japeth Aguilar, San Miguel’s Marcio Lassiter and Phoenix’s Calvin Abueva.
The twin-tower combination of Fajardo and Slaughter will give South a significant size advantage. The North will rely on quickness and athleticism with the presence of Lassiter, Aguilar and Abueva in their lineup.