FOR once, the Cebuanos and other PBA players from the Visayas will be playing alongside each other to give entertainment to basketball fans on April 30 at the Lapu-Lapu City Hoops Dome.
Cebu is one of the places named by PBA to host the three All-Star Games against the Gilas Pilipinas 5.0, along with Lucena City and Cagayan de Oro City.
This will be also the time when Cebuano giants – three-time MVP June Mar Fajardo of San Miguel Beermen and Joseph Ronald Quiñahan of GlobalPort Batang Pier – will team up to help the Visayas team get past the Gilas 5.0, who will parade its pool members who are not from the Visayas.
Aside from Fajardo and Quiñahan, GlobalPort’s sparkplug Terrence Romeo, whose father is from Boljoon, is scheduled to play for the Visayas All-Stars team along with Dondon Hontiveros of Alaska Aces, Ronald Tubid of San Miguel who is from Iloilo, Jeff Chan and James Yap, both of Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, who are from Bacolod City and Escalante City, respectively.
The PBA All-Stars vs. Gilas Pilipinas will start on April 26 with the Mindanao-based players seeing action against the national squad in Cagayan de Oro City.
The Luzon All-Stars will have their turn on April 26 in Lucena City, where the other All-Star events that include the 3-point shootout, slam dunk contest and blitz game will be held.