Another LSGH player in Inand Fornilos gets top spot in NBTC NCAA 24

ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 21, 2018 03:42 PM
Another LSGH player gets top spot in NBTC NCAA 24
Inand Fornilos is the second LSGH player to claim the top spot in the NBTC NCAA 24 (FILE PHOTO)

There’s more to La Salle Greenhills than just Joel Cagulangan.

Inand Fornilos proved just that this past week, as he kept the Greenies on top of the standings in the Juniors Basketball Tournament in the 94th season of the NCAA.

Last season’s Rookie of the Year lit up for 26 points, his best offensive game to date, on top of 14 rebounds, two assists, and a block in LSGH’s 103-71 rout of EAC on Tuesday.

And how did he follow it up? How about setting the tone in the Greenies’ 74-66 triumph over fellow contender Arellano, where he did much of his damage early on before winding up with eight points, 12 rebounds, and two assists.

That's exactly why it’s no surprise that Fornilos claimed the top spot in Week 6 of the Chooks-to-Go NBTC NCAA 24 rankings, the second LSGH player to nab the honor following Cagulangan, who already did the trick twice.

Fornilos was also this week’s biggest climber, moving up 10 spots from 11 to the pole position this time out.

Staying at second place was JRU’s John Amores, who continues to pace the Light Bombers in their head-turning ascent onto the top three.

Last week’s numer one Clint Escamis of Mapua dropped to third place, Cagulangan rose to fourth, while Red Robin Jonnel Policarpio rounded out the top five.

Completing the top 10 are LSGH versatile wing Joshua David at six, Arellano slotman Aaron Fermin at seven, Mapua’s Dan Arches at eight, San Sebastian sniper Milo Janao at nine, and Red Robin Paolo Hernandez at 10.

Perpetual forward Joshua Gallano suffered the biggest drop, falling from fourth place to 16th.

Here are the complete Week 6 rankings of the Chooks-to-Go NBTC NCAA 24:
1.             Inand Fornilos (CSB) (11)
2.             John Amores (JRU) (2)
3.             Clint Escamis (MU) (1)
4.             Joel Cagulangan (CSB) (5)
5.             Jonnel Policarpio (MU) (8)
6.             Joshua David (CSB) (12)
7.             Aaron Fermin (AU) (3)
8.             Dan Arches (MU) (6)
9.             Milo Janao (SSCR) (15)
10.          Paolo Hernandez (MU) (16)
11.          Kean Baclaan (SSCR) (14)
12.          Mac Guadana (LPU) (18)
13.          John Barba (LPU) (22)
14.          JR Ilustrisimo (EAC) (23)
15.          RC Calimag (CSB) (9)
16.          Joshua Gallano (UPHSD) (4)
17.          Rom Junsay (AU) (7)
18.          John Delos Santos (JRU) (17)
19.          Lars Sunga (AU) (N/A)
20.          John Baluyut (JRU) (N/A)
21.          Marwin Dionisio (JRU) (N/A)
22.          CJay Boado (EAC) (21)
23.          Shaun Umali (CSJL) (N/A)
24.          Penny Estacio (SBU) (13)

This year, there will be three separate editions of the NBTC 24 – one for the NCAA, one for the UAAP, and one for the CESAFI – to accommodate the Juniors calendar for the whole year.

After all three editions have been completed, a final list composing the top 24 players nationwide will then be chosen to participate in the annual NBTC All-Star Game in March.

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