Kapuso artists, NCAA cagers bring hardcourt action in ‘GMA NCAA All-Star Basketball Game’ on October 15 - TrueID

Kapuso artists, NCAA cagers bring hardcourt action in ‘GMA NCAA All-Star Basketball Game’ on October 15

LionhearTVOctober 15, 2022

The “GMA NCAA All-Star Basketball Game” is back as GMA Network and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) assemble the hottest Kapuso artists and student-athletes for an exciting hardcourt action this Saturday (Oct. 15), 2:30 PM, live at the FilOil EcoOil Centre, San Juan City and simulcast on GTV.

In line with NCAA Season 98’s theme ‘Achieve Greatness Every Day,’ and adding more color to the rivalry between Team Heroes and Team Saints is the presence of some of the country’s basketball icons playing alongside this season’s NCAA All-Stars.

Making up the formidable line-up of Team Heroes are Arellano University Chiefs’ Cade Flores and Axel Doromal; Emilio Aguinaldo College Generals’ Allen Liwag and Nat Cosejo; José Rizal University Heavy Bombers JL delos Santos and Agem Miranda; Lyceum of the Philippines University Pirates’ Renzo Navarro and Omar Larupay; and Mapua University Cardinals’ Warren Bonifacio and Rence Nocum.

Off to show their skills on court are Kapuso celebrities Pancho Magno, Kokoy de Santos, Migs Villasis, and Raheel Bhyria. Serving as Team Heroes muse is Sparkle artist Lianne Valentin.

Joining Team Heroes are Philippine basketball legends Jerry “Defense Minister” Codiñera and Allan “The Triggerman” Caidic.

Equally eager to showcase their basketball prowess are the players for Team Saints: Letran Knights’ Fran Yu and Mark Sangalang; De La Salle-College of St. Benilde Blazers’ Will Gozum and JC Cullar; San Beda University Red Lions’ JB Bahio and James Kwekuteye; San Sebastian College-Recoletos Golden Stags Ichie Altamirano and Jessie Sumoda; University of Perpetual Help System ALTAs’ Jielo Razon and Kim Aurin.

Providing additional star power to the squad are Kapuso actors Jeric Gonzales, Prince Clemente, Kirst Viray, and Season 97 All-Star Game Celebrity MVP Jose Sarasola. Team Saints will be joined by their muse, Sparkle Artist Shaira Diaz.

Completing Team Saints are Philippine basketball icons Marlou “The Skyscraper” Aquino and former Letran Knight Willie “The Thriller” Miller.

“With NCAA Season 98’s theme, ‘Achieve Greatness Every Day,’ the GMA-NCAA All-Star Basketball Game will not only have our favorite Kapuso artists, but the NCAA student-athletes who are the future superstars of Philippine basketball playing side-by-side with legends like Jerry Codiñera, Allan Caidic, Willie Miller, and Marlou Aquino,” said GMA Regional TV and Synergy First Vice President and Head Oliver Victor Amoroso. “We hope the NCAA fans will enjoy this special treat we prepared for them,” he added.

“NCAA, the Philippines’ first collegiate athletic league, remains grateful for GMA Network’s support. Aside from the ongoing Men’s Basketball games, we are excited to have another All-Star Game between our selected NCAA star players and GMA’s talented artists. We would like to invite everyone to catch it this Saturday, October 15,” said NCAA Season 98 Management Committee Chairman Estefanio Boquiron, Jr. of Emilio Aguinaldo College.

The ‘GMA NCAA All-Star Basketball Game’ will be anchored by sportscaster Martin Javier. Joining him as basketball analysts is the father-and-son tandem of Benjie and Andre Paras, who are also the hosts of Game On!’s ‘Bolahan’ segment.

Hosting the program and fun games are Anton Roxas together with the NCAA Season 98 Courtside Reporters.

Adding excitement to the game are powerful performances from XOXO, Jon Lucas, Kim de Leon, and Rochelle Pangilinan.

Don’t miss the ‘GMA NCAA All-Star Basketball Game’ on October 15, airing live on GTV at 2:30 PM with livestream via NCAA Philippines website (www.gmanetwork.com/ncaa), NCAA Philippines Facebook page and YouTube channel, and GMA Sports’ Facebook and Twitter pages. Kapuso abroad can watch NCAA via GMA Pinoy TV and GMA News TV.

Tickets are available via www.ticketmax.ph.

For more updates on NCAA, visit its official website www.ncaa.com.ph. Follow @ncaaphilippines, @gmasynergy, and @gmasportsph on social media.

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