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Romeo, Yap lead 3-point cast

The PBA’s finest marksmen gather together in an expected shootout for the title Three-Point King of this year’s All-Star weekend.

Two former champions in TnT Katropa’s Terrence Romeo and James Yap of Rain or Shine, along with some of the league’s deadliest gunners are entered in the contest with the primary aim of toppling defending champion Allein Maliksi of Blackwater.

Maliksi won the crown last year in Lucena City following a thrilling shootout that saw the former University of Santo Tomas stalwart edged out LA Tenorio of Barangay Ginebra and Romeo by sinking the last money ball during the finals.

This year’s competition is expected to be as tough and interesting as last season with the entry of Marcio Lassiter (San Miguel), Matthew Wright (Phoenix), Paul Lee (Magnolia), JVee Casio (Alaska), Larry Fonacier (NLEX), Stanley Pringle (Globalport), Ronald Tubid (Columbian Dyip), and Tenorio.

KG Canaleta of Meralco completes the lineup as a late replacement for the injured Garvo Lanete.

The three-point shootout side event will be held alongside the slam dunk contest and the obstacle course on May 25 in Batangas City during the second leg of the All-Star week that has Phoenix Fuel with Phoenix Pulse Technology as major sponsor.