So anyway, my first ever Seniors Game was at the Cuneta Astrodome. July 31, 1999. Saint Ignatius Day. Against DLSU. Ateneo won that day and it was a long time since Ateneo defeated the Green Archers.
The players then were the ones I really grew up with. Enrico and Wesley were sophomores. Rich was a rookie.
Just to keep everyone on the same page. I grew up idolizing the "Legends" so this is entirely MY opinion ok? Hahaha. If I missed your favorite players, no offense.
If I have 16 players...
My starting 5 would be.
PG - LA Tenorio
SG - Larry Fonacier
SF - Wesley Gonzales
PF - Rich Alvarez
C - Enrico Villanueva
SG/SF - Chris Tiu (Gotta have my batchmate there! And we need the 3s!)
SG/SF - Magnum Membrere (Mags' got a lot of fight in him, kung hindi lang na-ACL...)
PF/C - Nonoy Baclao (Nuff Said)
C - Japeth Aguilar (Showtime dunks? Blocks? Anyone?)
PG - Macky Escalona (Game 3, Finals vs UST. Wow!)
PG/SG - Eric Salamat (Gotta be the best in getting steals... seriously. Lupit!)
SF/PF - JC Intal (The ROCKET!)
C - Ford Arao (Mamaw!!! Gotta love Ford!!!)
SF - Ryan Buenafe (This kid is made of awesome!)
PF/C - Paolo Bugia (Bugs has the shooting skillz)
PF - Zion Laterre (This guy works like a horse! Zion Ion Power!)
Extended Bench - Rainier Sison, Gec Chia, Jai Reyes, Yuri Escueta, Rabeh Al-Hussaini
Coach - Norman Black assisted by Sandy Arespacochaga
Courtside Reporter - Hmmm... Patty, Lia, or Jessica? =/
I gotta give this one to Patty Laurel. (Lia, friends pa din tayo! Hall of fame ka naman eh, hehehe)
Commentators - Jude "Kaboom" Turcuato and TJ "Everyone's twidol" Manotoc