Philippine Cup: Power Ten Individual Rankings for October
November 5, 2007 by Sydrick Salazar
The Top Ten
Actually, this should have started earlier but no thanks to the crappy website, it took me days to stretch and ogle thoughts on how to make this stat sheet work. Anyway, after relearning EXCEL and an extensive research, here are the most powerful individuals as of November 5.
Outside looking in:
20 Rob Wainwright (Welcoat) â€“ 12.0 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 1.0 apg, and 1.2 spg.
19 Ronjay Buenafe (Coke) â€“ 14.8 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 2.8 apg, and 1.5 spg. Leads Coke in steals.
18 Cyrus Baguio (Red Bull) â€“ 16.5 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 2.8 apg, and 1.0 bpg. Leads Red Bull in scoring.
17 Ranidel de Ocampo (Air 21) â€“ 11.3 ppg, 9.3 rpg, 3.3 apg, and 1.0 spg.
16 Enrico Villanueva (Magnolia) â€“ 12.8 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 1.6 apg, 0.6 spg, and 1.2 bpg. Leads Magnolia in blocks.
15 Dondon Hontiveros (Magnolia) â€“ 12.8 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 4.4 apg, and 2.2 steals. Second in the league in steals.
14 Jeffrey Cariaso (Alaska) â€“ 13.6 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 4.4 apg, and 1.0 spg.
13 Junthy Valenzuela (Red Bull) â€“ 15.8 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 3.5 apg, and 1.3 spg. Leads Red Bull in assists.
12 Jay Washington (Talk N Text) â€“ 11.8 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 2.8 apg, 0.8 spg, and 1.8 bpg. Third in the league in blocks.
11 Jayjay Helterbrand (Ginebra) â€“ 12.6 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 7.4 apg, and 0.6 spg. Leads league in assists.
The Power Ten:
10. Kelly Williams (Sta. Lucia) â€“ The Realtor made serious waves despite his diminished scoring. In four games he has notched 14.8 points, 11.8 boards, and 1.0 dish per game.
9. KG Canaleta (Air 21) â€“ Either blowing hot or blowing cold, I doubt heâ€™ll still be on the list once Gary David comes back. In three games, he has scored 20.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.3 steals.
8. James Yap (Purefoods) â€“ The 2006 MVP has been shooting the lights out as of late. Scoring at will, Big Game James is averaging 23.8 points, and 3.6 rebounds for the Giants.
7. Danny Seigle (Magnolia) â€“ Dynamite Danny wreaked havoc after being silenced in the last few games. He leads the Masters in scoring (19.2), and rebounding (9.2).
6. Mark Telan (Coke) â€“ Moving to the Tigers seems to be a great fit for the former UAAP MVP. Entering a decade of PBA experience, Telan logged 14.3 points, 12.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.3 blocks for the Tigers.
5. Kerby Raymundo (Purefoods) â€“ Upon the return of the National Teamâ€™s enforcer, Raymundo proved to improve after that international training. With his all-around work, the Kid has notched 15.2 points, 11.4 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and 1.4 steals for Purefoods.
4. Ali Peek (Coke) â€“ With the lack of proper bench support for their big men, the Man Mountain has been busting his wares all over the place with a whopping 15.8 points, 12.8 rebounds, 1.0 assists and a league-leading 2.5 blocks in four games.
3. Arwind Santos (Air 21) â€“ With the leap of a SF, the range of a SG, and the power of a PF, Santos is seriously becoming the leagueâ€™s next big hit. In three games so far, he has been chalking up 19.0 points, 9.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.0 blocks.
2. Nic Belasco (Welcoat) â€“ Trading him for a young guy was a messâ€¦ for Welcoat, most observers said. Belasco has already shown signs of age recently and he could fold out just like what happened to batchmate Andy Seigle. However he chose to make the critics pay. In four games he has been the Dragonsâ€™ import, logging in 13.4 points, a league-leading 15.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.4 steals and a shot block per game.
1. Willie Miller (Alaska) â€“ Despite Alaskaâ€™s weakass first two games, the Thriller has been tearing it up in all parts of the stats. Recently signing a lucrative contract, the former Letran Knight soared in the charts with an impressive 25.6 points (thrice logging 30+ points, leads league), 5.8 rebounds, 4.8 assists, and 1.2 steals. With Alaskaâ€™s offense revolving around him, thereâ€™s been an easing out of the triangle for a much fast-paced run and gun. A wild thought for the extreme Aces fanatics but this is the style best suited for the current MVP.