June Mar to Team Barroca and C-Stan to Team Japeth in the PBA All-Star Draft

Feb 28, 2024

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MANILA, Philippines – The PBA All-Star game, which is scheduled to take place in Bacolod next month, will see Christian Standhardinger selected as the first overall choice for the second year in a row.

During the formal All-Star draft, which took place Monday night at the TV 5 Media Center, Standhardinger was chosen first overall by Team Japeth Aguilar.

June Mar Fajardo, the seven-time MVP, was selected by Team Marc Barroca as the second overall pick in a countermove.

After garnering the greatest amount of fan votes, Aguilar and Barroca emerged as the two players that best fit the description to lead the two All-Star teams that will be taking part in the festivities from March 22 to 24.

Jorge Gallent of San Miguel will be on the sidelines for Team Barroca, while Tim Cone of Barangay Ginebra will be coaching Team Japeth. Additionally, Cone and Gallent were the two coaches that garnered the greatest number of votes from the audience.

Commissioner Willie Marcial coined a toss, and Aguilar won, giving him the advantage over Barroca to choose first.

Along with Standhardinger, Team Japeth’s 14-man roster also includes four other Ginebra players: Scottie Thompson, Jamie Malonzo, Maverick Ahanmisi, and Stanley Pringle. The remaining players are Paul Lee from Magnolia, Calvin Oftana from TNT, Chris Newsome from Meralco, Don Trollano from San Miguel, Marcio Lassiter from San Miguel, Arvin Tolentino from Northport, Tyler Tio from Phoenix, and Terrence Romeo from San Miguel.
To partner with the 6-foot-10 Fajardo, Team Barroca signed Jio Jalalon, Ian Sangalang, and Calvin Abueva, three Magnolia players for the team. Additional players on the team include Cliff Hodge (Meralco), Juami Tiongson (Terrafirma), Robert Bolick (NLEX), James Yap (Blackwater), Jayson Castro (TNT), Gabe Norwood (Rain or Shine), youngster Ricci Rivero (Phoenix), and CJ Perez (San Miguel).

In a thrilling match played in Passi, Iloilo, last year, Team Japeth triumphed 140 to 136 over Team Scottie.

Brandon Ganuelas-Rosser was the top overall selection in the match between Team Greats and Team Stalwarts, which featured rookie, sophomore, and junior players.

Patrick Partosa, the deputy for Team Greats of Barangay Ginebra, received Ganuelas-Rosser, who was just acquired by TNT in a three-team transaction.

Assistant coach Peter Martin of San Miguel selected Kyt Jimenez as the number two overall pick for Team Stalwarts.

Together with Ganuelas-Rosser in Team Greats are Javi Gomez de Liano (Terrafirma), Gian Mamuyac (Rain or Shine), James Laput (Magnolia), Jerrick Ahanmisi (Magnolia), Justin Arana (Converge), Ralph Cu (Barangay Ginebra), Andrei Caracut (Rain or Shine), RK Ilagan (Blackwater), Alec Stockton (Converge), Gian Mamuyac (Rain or Shine), James Laput (Magnolia), and Shaun Ildefonso (Rain or Shine).

Jimenez’s teammates on Team Stalwarts are Joshua Munzon (Northport), Kim Aurin (TNT), JM Calma (Northport), Anton Asistio (Rain or Shine), Santi Santillan (Rain or Shine), Fran Yu (Northport), John Amores (Northport), Adrian Nocum (Rain or Shine), and Keith Zaldivar (Converge).

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