Green, Artest banner international additions to NBTC All-Star Game
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High-flying Jalen Green and defensive guard Jeron Artest of FilAm Sports USA will see action in the 2019 Chooks-to-Go SM NBTC All-Star Game, Saturday at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.
Green, Artest, and fellow Fil-Am forward Kai Ballungay will reinforce Team Heart of captain Joel Cagulangan as they were part of the six players picked to mix it up with the top local high school basketball players.
The Fil-Am trio will join NU’s Carl Tamayo, LSGH’s Inand Fornilos and Joshua David, Hope Christian’s Harvey Pagsanjan, Arellano’s Aaron Fermin, Mapua’s Paolo Hernandez and Dan Arches, University of Visayas’ Joshua Yerro, Lyceum’s Mac Guadana, Chiang Kai Shek’s Rafael Go, and Adamson’s Joem Sabandal and Adam Doria.
Charles Tiu will serve as Team Heart’s mentor in the annual showdown of the best young talent in the Philippines sponsored by Chooks-to-Go, Darlington-Exped Socks, EPSON, Huawei, Freego, Purefoods, Gatorade, Go for Gold, SM, Molten and also presented by 5 Plus and Lighthouse Events.
FilAm Sports’ Brandon Wilson, meanwhile, will team up with Tyler Garcia of Durham Crossover Canada and Jasper Rentoy of AusPinoy as they beef up Team Hustle of captain Kai Sotto.
They will go to war with Mark Nonoy and Bismarck Lina from UST; the NU trio of Gerry Abadiano, Terrence Fortea, and Kevin Quiambao; Geo Chiu and Forthsky Padrigao of Ateneo; RJ Abarrientos of FEU; John Amores of JRU; Jonnel Policarpio of Mapua; San Beda’s Tony Ynot; and injured Clint Escamis of Mapua.
Chris Gavina will coach Team Hustle in the side event for the national high school championship.
The week-long tourney is still free of admission, with fans needing just a valid ID to enter SM Mall of Asia Arena.
The tournament semis and finals, alongside the annual All-Star Game, will be aired live on ESPN5. All games, from the seeding round to the championship round, will also be streamed live over at tv5.espn.com.