SMB guards Cabagnot, Ross lead BPC stats race
San Miguel Beer’s star backcourt of Alex Cabagnot and Chris Ross suddenly find themselves tied for the top spot in the Best Player of the Conference statistical race through the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals.
The tabulation released early Monday saw pacesetter Cabagnot now at joint first place with Ross, who jumped from eighth place after the eliminations, with identical 34.125 statistical points (SPs).
Cabagnot continued his stellar play as he averaged 15.1 points, 6.6 rebounds, 5.1 assists, and 1.2 steals in the semifinals to help the Beermen advance to the championship round.
Ross, the reigning Defensive Player of the Year, meanwhile, normed 13.2 markers, 5.2 boards, as well as racking a league-best 8.1 assists and 2.9 steals.
Defending three-time Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo is in third place with 33.067 SPs to complete the San Miguel trio leading the pack for the individual plum.
GlobalPort slasher Stanley Pringle dropped to fourth place with his 32.538 SPs, while TNT star Jayson Castro moved into fifth place with 32.467 SPs.
Completing the top 10 are Ginebra’s Japeth Aguilar (32.400 SPs), Meralco’s Baser Amer (30.714 SPs), San Miguel’s Marcio Lassiter (30.188 SPs), GlobalPort’s Terrence Romeo (29.667 SPs), and Ginebra’s LA Tenorio (29.563 SPs).
Meanwhile, Star reinforcement Ricardo Ratliffe continues to top the imports after helping the Hotshots advance to the semifinals.
The returning import netted 61.556 SPs after averaging a league-best 32.22 points, 20.78 rebounds, 2.89 assists, and 2.33 blocks in his nine games this conference.
At distant second is Greg Smith, who gathered 52.909 SPs for Blackwater.
Rounding out the top five are Ginebra’s Justin Brownlee (52.500 SPs), Alaska’s Cory Jefferson (47.417 SPs), and Phoenix’s Jameel McKay (46.455 SPs).
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