Jalalon breaks out in this week's #IlabasAngGalingFive
Paul Lintag on Sep 06, 2015 09:16 PM
Jio Jalalon emerged on top after a crazy weel filled with triple-doubles.
A sensational two-game run means a new player leads this latest edition of #IlabasAngGalingFive but last week's top two players still managed to make a lot of noise.
1. Jio Jalalon in Arellano's 86-82 win over CSB and 84-77 victory over Perpetual (Last week: #3)
Jio Jalalon's uprising continues as he not only won Player of the Week honors but he tops this week's #IlabasAngGalingFive rankings. After a solid 20-6-9 line in the Chiefs' narrow win against CSB, Jalalon took on rival Scottie Thompson in an all-out triple-double showdown that required an extra five minutes to finish. In the end, the rising star from Cagayan de Oro looked like he had no plans of losing another overtime battle as his 32 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists led his team to another win.
2. Art Dela Cruz in San Beda's 83-75 win over JRU (Last week: #1)
If not for Jalalon completely going crazy in filling up the stat sheet, Art Dela Cruz would still be number 1. The PBA-bound forward looks like he already mastered the art of dominance as he added 26 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists to his MVP-worthy campaign. He achieved his first ever triple-double while Ola Adeogun had himself a pretty good game himself and Baser Amer making a triumphant return to the lineup. There is no question who is the top lion in San Beda.
3. Mark Cruz in Letran's 74-57 win over Lyceum (Last week: #2)
The Letran machine may have slowed down a bit, but the "Ant-Man" just keeps on firing. After briefly losing the top spot to San Beda, Mark Cruz quickly shot the Knights back to first place in a performance that would make Steph Curry proud. The diminutive point guard drained a league-high eight treys and scored 17 of his 26 points in a 23-3 finishing kick to beat a pesky Lyceum squad. He also added five rebounds and five assists. Not bad.
4. Scottie Thompson in Perpetual's 70-42 win over Lyceum and 77-84 loss to Arellano (Last week: NOT IN TOP FIVE)
By now, it would be a surprise if reigning MVP Scottie Thompson did not have a triple-double. He added another pair this week although he did not exactly stood out. In Perpetual's 70-42 demolition of Lyceum, Thompson registered a quiet 13-12-10 line and in an overtime loss to Arellano, his 24-12-11 performance was outshined by Jio Jalalon's monster game. Impressive numbers for the MVP but it won't quite cut it for this week at least.
5. Ola Adeogun in San Beda's 83-75 win over JRU (Last week: NOT IN TOP FIVE) What hurts Ola Adeogun's case this week is that his numbers were not even the best on his team although that is not exactly a bad thing. Ola posted 23 points and 12 rebounds as a nice complement to Art Dela Cruz after the Lions briefly got back first place from Letran.