In the Best Import race, Hollis-Jefferson is ahead of Hester, Brownlee, and Clark
PBA Governors Cup: Hollis-Jefferson Leads Best Import Race Ahead of Hester, Brownlee, and Clark
RONDAE Hollis-Jefferson is in a fantastic mood right now.
According to the league’s final point standings release following eliminations, the undefeated TNT reinforcement has emerged as the leading candidate for the PBA Governors Cup Best Import award.
Following Jalen Hudson’s departure, the former first-round NBA draft pick averaged 59.0SPs in five games for the Tropang Giga.
Hollis-Jefferson led TNT to the playoffs as the top seed with a stat line of 31.0 points, 12.0 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 2.4 steals, and 1.0 block shots. Since the import was brought on board, TNT hasn’t lost a game.
Antonio Hester of Magnolia and ex-Converge import Jamaal Franklin share second place with 56.0SPs.
Franklin averaged 34.0 points, 11.7 rebounds, 7.6 assists, 1.8 steals, and 1.6 blocked shots, while Hester posted comparable numbers with 27.9 points, 15.8 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and 1.4 blocks per game. Both players had explosive plays; Franklin scored 57 points to cap a triple-double of 14 rebounds and 11 assists in an overtime loss to Meralco.
The current Governors Cup Best Import champion In sixth place, with 51.5 SPs, is Barangay Ginebra’s Justin Brownlee, who trails only San Miguel’s Cameron Clark (51.8 SPs).
Last time around in the Commissioner’s Cup, Brownlee won the Best Import award after averaging 27.3 points, 9.9 rebounds, and 7.4 assists.
At No. 4 with 53.3sps and a 36.7 average, NorthPort’s Kevin Murphy was the top scorer among all imports.
Murphy could not lead the Batang Pier to the playoffs, and Tom Vodanovich replaced Franklin after San Miguel eliminated Converge on Sunday night with a 121-105 victory.
KJ McDaniels, the leading rebounder for Meralco (16.5 boards per game), is currently in seventh place with 51.3 SPs.
Based on the statistics and standings presented, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson has outstanding performance in the PBA Governors Cup and is a strong contender for the Best Import award. His contributions have been instrumental in leading his team, TNT, to the playoffs as the top seed in the PBA teams, and he has maintained an impressive stat line throughout the season. However, other imports such as Antonio Hester, Jamaal Franklin, Justin Brownlee, Cameron Clark, Kevin Murphy, and KJ McDaniels have also shown remarkable performances in their respective PBA teams. It will be interesting to see who ultimately wins the Best Import award and how their performance will impact their team’s success in the playoffs.