Terrence Romeo top scorer, Chris Ross steals leader in PH Cup elims

Three-time scoring champion Terrence Romeo is again the top scorer in the league at the end of the elimination round of the 2021 PBA Philippine Cup.

The flashy guard overcame an assortment of injuries to average 19.0 points on a 46.8 shooting percentage from the floor in the six games he played for the San Miguel Beermen.

He was followed by TNT rookie Mikey Williams with 18.4, while NorthPort’s Robert Bolick is just a hairline away at the third spot with 18.1 points. The top 5 scorers round out with Stanley Pringle of Brgy. Ginebra and CJ Perez of San Miguel occupying the fourth and fifth spots with 17.5 and 17.2, respectively.

On the other hand, NorthPort’s off-season key addition Greg Slaughter stamped his class as the best big in the league by topping the rebounding and shot blocking department with averages of 10.7 and 2.3, respectively. He likewise ranks within the Top 10 in scoring with 16.5 points at No.8.

Barangay Ginebra’s Christian Standhardinger and six-time MVP June Mar Fajardo of San Miguel ended up as second and third with averages of 10.5 and 9.8, respectively. Magnolia’s Calvin Abueva is in 4th place with 9.7, while Alaska’s Yousef Taha, with 9.6, round out the top 5 players in rebounding.

Meanwhile, Robert Bolick is the dime specialist with 7.3 per game and also led the minutes played with 38.9 minutes per game average in 11 games. After Bolick, Kiefer Ravena of NLEX is no. 2 with 6.5, followed by San Miguel’s Chris Ross with 5.7. Magnolia’s Mark Barroca’s 5.1 at fourth, and Matthew Wright of Phoenix at 5th with 5.0.

Lastly, Chris Ross proves to be still stellar on defense as he’s on top of the steals per game with a 2.3 average.

On our rookie watch, Williams leads all rookies in scoring, three-point field goals made with 29, and assists with 3.7 per outing. But No. 2 overall pick Jamie Malonzo of NorthPort is giving him a good fight in the race for the best rookie honors by placing second in scoring with 13.2 per game while topping the rebound category and block shots with 9.0 and 1.8 averages, respectively.

Comprising the rest of the Top 10 in scoring are the Magnolia trio of Paul Lee, Ian Sangalang, and Calvin Abueva with 17.0,  16.9, and 16.1, respectively, for the sixth, seventh, and tenth spot, while occupying the 9th spot is Jayson Perkins of Phoenix with 16.4 per game.

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