D-League MVP Poligrates joins forces with Americans vs DavaoNor in RBL All-Stars

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A VISITING Davao del Norte squad, bannered by commercial league champion Montaña Pawnshop, will face the Eloy Poligrates-reinforced Relampagos All-Stars in the RBL All-Star Weekend to be held at the Panabo Gym.

Poligrates, who was recently awarded the Most Valuable Player in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup, will spearhead the campaign of the local squad put up by the organizing Relampagos Basketball League founded by Davao Del Norte District 2 Board Member Atty. Janris Jay “Jigs” Relampagos and PAO Panabo District Head Atty. Arvin Escandor Laguindam with Marcel “Jek” Melendres serving as commissioner.

Joining Poligrates in the RBL All-Stars are select players from the NBA G-League and the American Basketball Association.

Clayter is a high-flying 6-foot-4 guard who is expected to thrill the local folks of Panabo. Also seeing action is Chris Richardson, also a certified rim-rattler.

The other members of the RBL All-Stars are 6-foot-2 Anthony Winningham, 6-7 Austin Johnson,  brothers Jaelen Brown and Jaevon Brown, Dewayne Charles, 6-foot-4 Zjateek Conyers, and 6-foot-3 Landen Curry. Coach the RBL All-Stars is Albert Alocillo.

The team will go up against the Montaña Pawnshop-bannered DavaoNor Selection, which will be reinforced by Cameroonian Landry Sanjo,  athletic forward Darrel Manliguez, guard Epe Refuerzo and deadshot gunner Von Bulac.

The activity will start as early as 8 a.m. on Saturday, November 9 as 250 kids will be given free basketball clinic by the American players.

A game between RBL All-Star A and RBL All-Star B will serve as an appetizer at 3 p.m. while side events such as the Three-Point Shootout and Slam Dunk competition will proceed at 5 p.m.

The main game which features the RBL All-Stars and the DavaoNor Selection will take center stage at 6 p.m.

The RBL All-Star Weekend was made possible by the City Mayor’s Office of Panabo City, Office of the Provincial Governor Kuya Edwin Jubahib and the Relampagos Basketball League.