PBA: Robert Bolick leads Commissioner’s Cup Best Player race

NorthPort's Robert Bolick.

NorthPort’s Robert Bolick. –PBA IMAGES

MANILA, Philippines–Leading the locals in production, NorthPort ace Robert Bolick has emerged as a leading contender for the Conference’s Player of the Year award in the 2022 PBA’s Cup.

Keeper Batang Pier earned 35.9 stat points (SP) after averaging 21.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 6.5 assists throughout the elimination period (12 games).

In second place is his former teammate and Barangay Ginebra’s newest is Jamie Malonzo, whose 31.9 SP built on 14.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists aid along with 1.5 steals and 1.3 intercepts.

Interestingly, both are also set to be prominent figures in the quarter-final between the two clubs at PhilSports Arena, which begins this Wednesday.

Not too far behind is reigning The brightest player Scottie Thompsonwho won 11.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 1.7 steals.

Close in between are Magnolia’s Jio Jalalon, who signed up for 30.4 SP, and San Miguel Beer’s CJ Perez, who signed up for 30.3.

In 9th place is another Gin King in the Christian Standhardinger, BPC of the 2019 Governors Cup.

Also in the race were NLEX guard Don Trollano (no. 6), another Batang Pier in Arvin Tolentino (no. 7) Phoenix guard Javee Mocon (no. 8) and Convergence guard Jeron Teng (no. 10) ).

Earl Clark NLEX Road Warriors PBA

NLEX imported Earl Clark. –PBA IMAGES

Meanwhile, Road Warriors’ Earl Clark is leading the Best Imports race with 56.0 after averaging 32.3 points, 15.9 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 2.4 blocks and 1 ,3 times stolen.

Converge’s Quincy Miller is second with 55.3 SP based on 29.4 points, 16.4 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 3.0 blocks and 1.7 steals.

Barangay Ginebra’s favorite Justin Brownlee came in third overall (52.4 SP), followed by Magnolia’s Nick Rakocevic (52.4), and then San Miguel Beer’s Devon Scott (52.3).

Candian Andrew Nicholson and American Myles Powell, like their local Bay Area teammates, were both ineligible for the individual prize race under a pre-agreement between the PBA and the East Asia Super League. The former team averaged 38.5 points per competition while the latter scored 37.3 — 1st and 2nd respectively — to lead the entire Commissioners Cup.

The BPC race, traditionally, becomes more apparent as the tournament approaches the championship series.

The last BPC Commissioners Cup winner was Jayson Castro of TNT. However, Tropang Giga is clearly absent from this mid-season tournament due to their low 4-8 record (11th)

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