5 Ginebra players voted as PBA All Star starters

Five Ginebra players headline the PBA 2016 All-Stars starters that will take centerstage on August 7, 2O16 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

The South All-stars will be bannered by Gin Kings big man Greg Slaughter, versatile forward Joe Devance and 23-year old rookie playmaker Scottie Thompson. Joining them at the starting 5 will be 2-time MVP and San Miguel Beer giant June Mar Fajardo and Star Hotshots sweet-shooter James Yap.

Meanwhile, perennial all-star guard Mark Caguioa will lead the North All-Stars along with Brgy. Ginebra teammate Japeth Aguilar, GlobalPort’s explosive guard Terrence Romeo, Hotshots’ defensive anchor Marc Pingris, and Alaska’s offensive beast Calvin Abueva.

Rain or Shine head coach Yeng Guiao will mentor the North squad while Beermen’s tactician Leo Austria will call the shots for the South team.

The starters were selected based on fans votes. – By Jason Mercene

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