THE present and the past converge in the NCAA All-Star basketball and volleyball games today at the Mall of Asia Arena.
The volleyball match will be played at noon while the sixth edition of the basketball All-Star showdown will be held at 4 p.m.
Both games will pit Team Saints, which features Letran, San Beda, College of Saint Benilde, San Sebastian and University of Perpetual Help Dalta, and Team Heroes, which has Arellano University, Jose Rizal University, Emilio Aguinaldo University and Mapua.
Unlike in the previous seasons, this year’s All-Star basketball game will feature two current players as well as one alumnus for each member school.
Rey Nambatac, who starred in the Knights’ improbable title run in 2015, will be reunited with Season 95 champion Jerrick Balanza. Bonbon Batiller will be Letran’s third player.
Bonnie Tan and his trusted assistants Raymund Tiongco, Rensy Bajar and Jeff Napa hope to carry their last week’s success with the Knights in Team Saints.