CJ Perez is PBA scoring champ anew
MANILA, Philippines—San Miguel’s newest recruit CJ Perez is set to be named as the PBA’s Scoring Champion anew in just his second season in the league.
The 2019 Mythical Team member led the league in scoring during his sophomore season, putting up 24.4 points during the Philippine Cup back when he suited up for TerraFirma.
Perez’ 2020 campaign was actually an uptick from his 2019 average when he averaged 20.8 points as a rookie en route to his first scoring title, the Rookie of the Year plum, and inclusion into the Mythical Team.
Meralco’s Aaron Black, meanwhile, leads the league’s All-Rookie team following his solid performance in the Philippine Cup wherein he helped the Bolts to a semifinal finish—the highest the club got in the All-Filipino conference.
Black averaged 6.6 points and 3.7 rebounds during the campaign.
Joining Black are Barangay Ginebra’s Arvin Tolentino, TerraFirma’s Roosevelt Adams, Alaska’s Barkley Eboña, and NorthPort’s Renzo Subido.
Perez and the All-Rookie team will be awarded in the PBA Press Corps virtual Awards Night on March 7 at TV5 Media Center.
Other awards that will be meted for the 2020 season are Outstanding Coach of the Bubble, Mr. Executive, President’s Award, Top Bubble D-Fender, All Bubble D-Fenders, Mr. Quality Minutes, and Game of the Bubble.
Winners of the 2019 season will also be awarded including 2019 Baby Dalupan Coach of the Year Leo Austria of San Miguel, Danny Floro Executive of the Year PBA Chairman Ricky Vargas, and Presidential Awardee Vergel Meneses, the current Bulakan, Bulacan mayor and 1995 league MVP, and Defensive Player of the Year Sean Anthony of NorthPort.
The 2019 awards night was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.