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Thompson, Fajardo top PBA All-Star fan balloting

/ 04:15 PM March 23, 2018

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Scottie Thompson and June Mar Fajardo will lead their respective squads when the 2018 PBA All-Star Week rolls on from May 23 to 27.

The Ginebra guard was the top vote-getter in the fan balloting with 33,068 votes as he is set to carry the mantle for the Mindanao All-Stars.


At second place is the reigning four-time PBA Most Valuable Player, who amassed 32,135 votes as he leads the fight for the Visayas All-Stars.


Mark Barroca of Magnolia finished at third with 31,810 votes to earn his spot in Mindanao, while James Yap of Rain or Shine placed fourth in the fan balloting with 30,203 votes to once again be a starter for Visayas.

Ginebra forward Japeth Aguilar collected 23,348 votes to earn his spot captain the Luzon All-Stars.

This year’s PBA All-Star festivities will once again be a three-leg affair as the selection will take on Gilas Pilipinas in Digos, Batangas, and Ilo-ilo.

Completing the starters for Luzon are Calvin Abueva of Alaska (18,655), LA Tenorio (14,381), Paul Lee (14,095), and Marc Pingris (14,019).

Also starting for Visayas are super rookie Kiefer Ravena (27,642), Greg Slaughter (21,016), and Terrence Romeo (20,720).

Mindanao, on the other hand, will have Jio Jalalon (26,850), Peter June Simon (26,754), and Mac Belo (21,732) in its starting five.


Here are the top 10 for all three PBA All-Star teams:

Luzon All-Stars

Japeth Aguilar – 23,348
Calvin Abueva – 18,655
LA Tenorio – 14,381
Paul Lee – 14,095
Marc Pingris – 14,019
Jayson Castro – 12,871
Mark Caguioa – 11,601
Marcio Lassiter – 11,265
Alex Cabagnot – 10,675
Arwind Santos – 9,666

Visayas All-Stars

June Mar Fajardo – 32,135
James Yap – 30,203
Kiefer Ravena – 27,642
Greg Slaughter – 21,016
Terrence Romeo – 20,720
Joe Devance – 18.009
Roger Pogoy – 13,908
Jeff Chan – 13,472
Chris Ross – 12,468
Aldrech Ramos – 9,123

Mindanao All-Stars

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Scottie Thompson – 33,068
Mark Barroca – 31,810
Jio Jalalon – 26,850
Peter June Simon – 26,754
Mac Belo – 21,732
Cyrus Baguio – 15,583
JP Erram – 15,161
Rafi Reavis – 14,831
Baser Amer – 14,340
Sonny Thoss – 11,577

TAGS: 2018 PBA All-Star Week, Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, James Yap, Japeth Aguilar, June Mar Fajardo, Magnolia Hotshots, Mark Barroca, Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, San Miguel Beermen, Scottie Thompson

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