Despite playing hurt, Terrence Romeo still emerged as the leading scorer at the conclusion of the PBA Philippine Cup eliminations.
The flamboyant San Miguel guard averaged 19.0 points on 46.8 shooting percentage from the floor in just six games as injuries hounded his stint this season.
Romeo, a three-time scoring champion, is barely ahead of prolific rookie Mikey Williams who is at second spot with an 18.4 average scoring for the top seeded TnT Tropang Giga. Williams’ hot shooting from deep also landed him second for the most three-point field goals made with 29, behind the 32 of leader Simon Enciso of Blackwater.
Robert Bolick of NorthPort who previously occupied the second spot, slipped at no. 3 with 18.1 ppg., followed by Barangay Ginebra’s Stanley Pringle with 17.5, while another Beerman in CJ Perez averaged 17.2 to round out the Top 5 in scoring.
Meanwhile, NorthPort big man Greg Slaughter also made his presence felt in the individual statistical category even after playing for just six games as the 7-foot center leads the league in rebounding (10.7) and in block shots (2.3). He likewise ranks within the Top 10 in scoring with 16.5 points at no.8.
Bolick on the other hand, is showing the way in the assist department with 7.3 per game, while also leading in minutes played with an average of 38.9 per game, even as San Miguel’s Chris Ross is ‘The Man of Steal’ with 2.3 average per outing.
As expected, Williams leads all rookies in scoring, three-point field goals made, and assists (3.7), but no. 2 overall pick Jamie Malonzo of NorthPort is giving him a good fight by placing second in scoring (13.2), while tops in rebounds (9.0) and block shots (1.8).
Other rookies in the upper bracket of the scoring are top pick Joshua Munzon of Terrafirma (11.7), Calvin Oftana of NLEX (9.3), and Meralco’s Alvin Pasaol (9.7).
Comprising the rest of the Top 10 in scoring are the Magnolia duo of Paul Lee (17.0) and Ian Sangalang (16.9) at no. 6 and 7, respectively, while occupying the final two sports are Jayson Perkins of Phoenix (16.4) and Magnolia’s Calvin Abueva (16.1).
Crowding out Slaughter in the rebounding department are Barangay Ginebra’s Christian Standhardinger (10.5), six-time MVP June Mar Fajardo of San Miguel (9.8), Abueva (9.7), and Alaska’s Yousef Taha (9.6).
After Bolick, Kiefer Ravena of NLEX is no. 2 in assists (6.5), followed by Ross (5.7), Magnolia’s Mark Barroca (5.1), and Matthew Wright of Phoenix (5.0).