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Pringle is PBA’s top scorer for 2018 season


Stanley Pringle dethroned former teammate Terrence Romeo as the best scorer of the season in the Philippine Basketball Association.

The NorthPort guard averaged 21.0 points per game (ppg) during the 2018 season, way ahead of the incoming San Miguel combo guard, who had a tumultuous season with NorthPort and TNT, and even failed to make the Top 20.

Pringle’s fellow Most Valuable Player contender, Junemar Fajardo, is second with 20.6 markers a night.

Matt Wright of Phoenix is third with 17.6 ppg, while Ginebra’s Japeth Aguilar is fourth with 16.4. NorthPort’s Sean Anthony rounded up the Top 5 with a 16.3 point-per-game average.

Fajardo, however, emerged as the top rebounder of the year with 12.3 boards a game.

Anthony, on the other hand, led the league in steals with 2 interceptions a match.

Alaska’s Chris Banchero was the top disher for 2018 with 5 assists per game, while incoming NLEX big man Poy Erram was the league’s top blocker, getting 1.9 swats per game in his stint with Blackwater last season.

Meralco’s Baser Amer was the league’s best long-range shooter with a 40 percent clip from beyond the arc, while Alaska’s Jvee Casio was the most efficient free throw shooter with a 92.4 percent clip. (PNA)