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Player of the Week: Jio Jalalon’s impressive numbers fuel Magnolia

/ 05:43 PM October 16, 2018

Jio Jalalon has been the motor fueling Magnolia’s surge in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup.

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Jalalon was at his best the past week when he led the Hotshots to the top of the standings with his all-around efforts against Blackwater and Magnolia.

The former Arellano University ace nearly averaged a triple-double in his last two games, norming 15.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and 9.0 assists on top of 1.5 steals to earn the Cignal-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week citation.

The 26-year-old Jalalon said he’s drawing strength from his firstborn Jiana Skyla, who turns one month 11 days from now.

He recorded his first triple-double in the PBA with 13 points, 12 rebounds and 13 assists in a 133-99 romp of Blackwater on Wednesday before collecting 18 points, nine rebounds and five assists in an 83-73 win over Alaska on Sunday.

The Hotshots, who have won five games in a row, are in first place at 7-1 with Jalalon, Romeo Travis and Paul Lee leading the way.

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