Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times


NCAA 97: Abando leads Saints, Liwag headlines Heroes in All-Star Game return

Rhenz Abando and Allen Liwag have been teammates for the past few days in Gilas Pilipinas.

But before they head to war with the national team, the two will face off one last time for this collegiate season as the two banner the Saints and the Heroes in the NCAA Season 97 All-Star Game on Sunday at the Filoil Flying V Centre.

As what has been the tradition for the past four seasons, the Saints will be composed of Colegio de San Juan de Letran, San Beda University, University of Perpetual Help System DALTA, College of Saint Benilde, and San Sebastian College-Recoletos.

Meanwhile, the Heroes will have Mapua University, Emilio Aguinaldo College, Arellano University, Lyceum of the Philippines University, and Jose Rizal University.

Joining Abando are teammate Brent Paraiso, San Beda’s Yukien Andrada and Ralph Penuela; Perpetual’s Jielo Razon and Kim Aurin; College of Saint Benilde’s Will Gozum and Prince Carlos; and San Sebastian’s Ichie Altamirano and Ammar Cosari.

Reinforcing the team are actors Rocco Nacino, Paul Salas, Kirst Viray, Jose Sarasola, Gil Cuerva, and Pancho Magno.

Meanwhile, Liwag will have Mapua’s Paolo Hernandez and Warren Bonifacio; Gelo Sablan and Kai Oliva of Arellano; JL Delos Santos and Marwin Dionisio of JRU; Enoch Valdez and Mclaude Guadaña of Lyceum; and fellow General Ralph Robin.

Mark Herras, Jason Abalos, David Licauco, Ervic Vijandre, Mavy Legaspi, and Luis Hontiveros are the Heroes’ guest players.

#ReadMore  Chris Gavina vents frustration at Kia's 0-4 start with 2-hour post-game talk
Written By

You May Also Like


Rhenz Abando admitted that he had apprehensions about himself when he first joined Gilas Pilipinas Men’s pool. Despite being the top dog in the...

2023 FIBA World Cup

Gilas Pilipinas will only have 11 players during the 2023 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers’ third window. The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas made the...


Despite going down to just nine men and playing in front of a hostile crowd, Gilas Pilipinas did not give up, falling to South...


Gilas Pilipinas Men’s brave stand was not enough to topple Korea in the first leg of the 2022 KB Kookmin Bank Invitational, falling 96-92,...


Despite being in a contract standstill with NLEX, Kiefer Ravena will still get a chance to play. Kiefer was called up for Gilas Men’s...

2023 FIBA World Cup

Gilas Men head coach Nenad Vucinic made two tough cuts to the national team’s pool on Wednesday. Sherwin Concepcion and Allen Liwag have both...


Rhenz Abando is a talent. No one can deny that. During his one-year stint with University of Santo Tomas, the 6-foot-2 winger showed great...

2023 FIBA World Cup

Allen Liwag did not expect to be called up by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas for the 2023 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers. Actually,...