MANILA, Philippines—Stanley Pringle boosted his bid for a first MVP plum as he became the PBA’s leading scorer for the 2017-18 season.
NorthPort’s star guard averaged a league-best 21.0 points per game, ahead of reigning MVP June Mar Fajardo’s 20.6 ppg, while also averaging 3.03 three-pointers a game.
Fajardo, meanwhile, is the league’s best rebounder with an average of 12.36, topping both the defensive and offensive categories.
San Miguel’s jovial giant, who is second in the statistical race for MVP, is the best under the offensive glass with 5.0 rebounds per game and also in the defensive end with 7.36 rebounds per game.
Alaska’s dashing guard Chris Banchero was the best playmaker of the season with 5.8 assists per game
Blackwater’s defensive-oriented center Poy Erram was the league’s shot blocker with an average of 1.93 blocks per game.
NorthPort’s Swiss Army knife Sean Anthony led the league in steals averaging 2.0 per game.
Kiefer Ravena, who was suspended midway through the season due to anti-doping sanctions, was the best-scoring rookie of his class.
NLEX’s young star averaged 16.13 points per game while San Miguel’s Christian Standhardinger was at second with 16.07 points per game.
Standhardinger, though, was the best rebounder among rookies and the fourth-best overall in the league with 9.26.
Written by: Bong Lozada