MPBL: Bulacan's Alvarez is new 3-point king

Paul Lintag on Feb 13, 2020 07:50 PM
MPBL: Bulacan's Alvarez is new 3-point king
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The top shooter in the 2020 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League All-Star Game is Lester Alvarez.

The Bulacan Kuyas sniper connected on this year's title, scoring 24 points in the final round to beat Nueva Ecija's James Martinez and Bicol's Jerome Garcia.

Martinez finished with 20 points for second place while Garcia ended the final round with 17 points.

"Expected ko si James talaga kasi siya parati sa three points. Ako lang sinwerte. Nagusap kami, sino suwertehin. Eventually ako yung sinwerte," Alvarez said.

Martinez actually topped round one with 25 points, beating Alvarez's 24.

For his win, Alvarez also pocketed a cool P50,000. The former Adamson Falcon is the second-ever winner in the MPBL's 3-point shootout. Bataan's Gary David won last year.


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