GALLERY: 2016 Slam Rising Stars Classic
The top 24 high school players in the country took the stage anew in the third annual Slam Rising Stars Classic on Sunday night at Gatorade Hoops Center in Mandaluyong.
The future of Philippine basketball were pitted against each other with the likes of UAAP juniors MVP Aljun Melecio of De La Salle Zobel, juniors Finals MVP Justine Baltazar of reigning champion National University, Evan Nelle of San Beda College-Rizal and Ricci Rivero of La Salle Greenhills leading their respective squads.
Rivero, who will be joining his brother Prince with the Green Archers next season, provided the highlights with his athleticism, but it was Melecio, another La Salle-commit, who shone the brightest as he took home the MVP award after leading Team Punks over Team Hype, 103-98.
All photos by Tristan Tamayo of INQUIRER.net.
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