SLAM PHILIPPINES, the #1 ‘in your face’ basketball magazine, is once again bringing together Metro Manila’s top 24 high school basketball players for the second annual SLAM Rising Stars Classic, which will happen on March 29, 2015.
The country’s premier high school all-star game will return once more to the Gatorade Hoops Center, the official venue of this annual event, in Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City, and will be carried LIVE on Fox Sports Asia, with coverage starting at 7PM.
“Dreams are strongest among the young. As such, SLAM Philippines believes in continuing to help young dreamers chase their big dreams. For the 2015 SLAM Rising Stars Classic, our commitment to highlight the future of Philippine hoops grows even stronger,” said Mico Halili, SLAM Philippines’ Editor-in-Chief. We’re gathering the best high school players. “We’re placing them on the biggest stage. We continue to believe in the power of their basketball dreams. ”
THROWBACK: 1st SLAM Rising Stars Challenge
The inaugural event last year included such blue chip players as UAAP Srs. Rookie Of The Year, Arvin Tolentino (ADMU), UAAP Srs. Champion, Rev Diputado (NU), as well as NCAA Srs. Champions, Radge Tongco and Javee Mocon (San Beda). Former UAAP Jrs Finals MVP, Hubert Cani, helped Team Hype stave off a late rally in the fourth quarter by Team Punks, led by former UAAP Jrs. MVP, Thirdy Ravena, clinging on to a 93-90 victory in a thrilling back and forth battle. Cani won MVP game honors, finishing with 19 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals.
Final Team Assignments
The final rosters will be announced on March 10, 2015, and will feature the top players from the UAAP, NCAA, and other high school leagues in the Metro.
This annual event is fueled by Gatorade, and supported by Adidas – the official outfitter of the second annual Slam Rising Stars Classic, and Smart Sports.