Northport’s Anthony impresses
Filipino-Canadian forward Sean Anthony emerged as the first Cignal-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week for the 44th season after contributing key numbers in NorthPort’s strong start in the Philippine Cup.
A known hardworker on both ends of the floor, the 6-foot-4 Anthony registered averages of 20.5 points 7.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 4.0 steals as NorthPort beat Blackwater and NLEX to climb to a share of the lead with Phoenix.
During the Batang Pier’s opening game on Jan. 16, Anthony came off the bench and scored 19 points, hauled down five rebounds, issued the same number of assists and had one steal as they ripped the Elite, 117-91.
Four days later, the 2010 sixth overall draft pick sizzled with 22 points, nine rebounds, seven steals and five assists to power NorthPort to a 95-90 win over NLEX.
NorthPort’s back-to-back wins marked the franchise’s best season start in two years.
“We know Sean, always ready to give his best,” NorthPort coach Pido Jarencio said. “We can always count on him to deliver.”