Gilas Pilipinas is set to play against the PBA All-Stars for the 2014 All-Star Weekend basketball game this Sunday, April 6, 2014, at the Mall of Asia Arena.
National Team coach Chot Reyes will be leading the Gilas Pilipinas team composed of Jayson Castro, Justin Melton, Gabe Norwood, Ranidel de Ocampo, and Junmar Fajardo. The PBA All-Star team’s starting line-up will be composed of Mark Barocca, James Yap, Chris Elli, Mac Baracael, and Greg Slaughter.
Before the much anticipated game, there will also be basketball clinics, hospital visits, medical visits, meet and greet, referee clinics, and coach’s clinics.
James Yap said that he is already looking forward to playing against Gilas Pilipinas. ”Sobrang excited ako kasi hindi naman para sa amin ‘to eh para din to sa fans ‘di ba? So huwag silang [matakot] lumapit sa mga idols nila and I’m sure accommodating ‘yan kasi para talaga sa kanila ‘to,” he said.
Gilas Pilipinas is set to play in Spain for the Fiba World Cup. According to James, he hopes that the all-star game will help Gilas to prepare for the said tournament. “Gawin lang namin ‘yung best namin para kahit papaano makatulong kami sa kanila kasi para naman sa kanila ‘to eh. At tsaka para naman sa ating lahat ‘to para maganda ‘yung takbo ng team natin sa training.”
Tickets for the 2014 All-Star Weekend are available at SM Tickets outlets nationwide or visit their website at https://www. Smtickets.com/