PBA: San Miguel’s Shabazz Muhammad paces Best Import race
MANILA, Philippines—Shabazz Muhammad’s torrid three-game stretch for San Miguel Beer put him in front of the pack for the Best Import award in the PBA Governors’ Cup.
Muhammad, who replaced Orlando Johnson midway through the conference, registered 61.0 statistical points to lead all reinforcements.
The former NBA veteran is averaging 39.0 points, 19.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and a block per game for the Beermen.
He quickly showed his worth for San Miguel when he posted 57 points and 19 rebounds in the Beermen’s epic comeback win over the Meralco Bolts earlier this month.
KJ McDaniels of NLEX is in second with 52.9 statistical points. McDaniels, however, is no longer with the Road Warriors after leaving the team for the birth of his newborn child.
Mike Harris of Magnolia follows with 52.4 statistical points. He led the Hotshots to the No. 1 seed.
Harris, who was named Best Import in the 2018 Governors’ Cup while suiting up for Alaska, is the favorite to win the plum after keying Magnolia’s 9-2 campaign in the elimination round.
Shawn Glover of Blackwater (51.50) and Meralco’s Tony Bishop (51.45) complete the top five. Barangay Ginebra resident import Justin Brownlee is in sixth with 49.9 statistical points.