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PJ Simon is new 3-pt Shootout King, dethrones pal James Yap


MIles Morales

Magnolia Hotshots veteran PJ Simon has been named as the new king of the three-ball as he won the Three-Point Shootout of the 2019 PBA All-Star Weekend, Friday at the Calasiao Sports Complex in Pangasinan.

Simon scored 17 points in the final round to defeat NLEX Road Warriors guard Philip Paniamogan and NorthPort Batang Pier rookie Robert Bolick.

The 38-year-old guard had dethroned his former teammate and good pal James Yap, who won the crown last year on a runaway fashion.

Simon bagged P 30,000.

Also part of the shootout were RR Pogoy of TNT KaTropa, Alaska Aces’ Simon Enciso, Phoenix Pulse’s Matthew Wright, Blackwater Elite’s Michael Digregorio, Barangay Ginebra’s Kevin Ferrer, Columbian Dyip’s Rashawn McCarthy, Meralco Bolts’ Baser Amer, and Marcio Lassiter of San Miguel Beermen.