Dela Cruz overtakes Akhuetie in guard-heavy scoring race

Santino Honasan on Sep 21, 2015 06:29 PM
Dela Cruz overtakes Akhuetie in guard-heavy scoring race
BACK ON TOP: Along with the Red Lions, who recently returned to the top of the standings, Art Dela Cruz is back on top of the scoring race

Season 91 of the NCAA has shown that the league has some of the country’s best collegiate scoring guards, which is why half of the league’s ten best scorers are either floor generals or two-guards.

Check out which of them made the top ten in this week’s stats roundup!

 

POINTS PER GAME

San Beda’s Art Dela Cruz has once again regain the top spot after leading the Red Lions back to the top of the heap with a 25-point performance against LPU last Friday. Perpetual’s Bright Akhuetie drops to second place following an 11-point performance in their win against College of Saint Benilde.

Like what we said earlier, five of the league’s best scorers are backcourt players, led by CSB’s Jonathan Grey and Letran’s “Ant Man” Mark Cruz.

1

De La Cruz, Arthur

SBC

20.71

2

Akhuetie, Bright

UPHSD

20.58

3

Grey, Jonathan

CSB

18.69

4

Cruz, Mark

CSJL

18.29

5

Jalalon, Jiovani

AU

18.07

6

Adeogun, Olaide

SBC

17.00

7

Teodoro, Bernabe

JRU

16.86

8

Oraeme, Allwell

MIT

16.64

9

Ortuoste, Jon

SSCR

16.50

10

Calisaan, Michael

SSCR

16.36

 

REBOUNDS PER GAME

Following back-to-back 30 rebound efforts from Mapua’s Allwell Oraeme, it’s no surprise that the Cardinal has maintained his spot at the top of the rebounding list. With a solid seven-rebound margin in between him and San Sebastian’s Bradwyn Guinto, it’s likely that he keeps his place until the end of the season.

Also consistently pulling down the boards is reigning MVP Scottie Thompson. Through 13 games, the Perpetual floor general has averaged nearly eleven boards a game and has positioned himself as the league’s top-rebounding guard, and the Altas’ second leading board-crasher behind Bright Akhuetie.

1

Oraeme, Allwell

MIT

19.71

2

Guinto, Bradwyn

SSCR

12.57

3

De La Cruz, Arthur

SBC

11.71

4

Akhuetie, Bright

UPHSD

11.58

5

Thompson, Earl

UPHSD

10.92

6

Hamadou, Laminou

EAC

10.14

7

Onwubere, Sidney

EAC

9.62

8

Adeogun, Olaide

SBC

9.17

9

Nguidjol, Jean

LPU

8.79

10

Eze, Prince

UPHSD

8.75

 

ASSISTS PER GAME

Arellano University’s resident “Bus Driver” and triple-double machine Jiovani Jalalon remains as the league’s leading assists man. Jalalon is the only player in the league who’s averaging double-digit assists, and right behind him is the league’s leader in triple-doubles, Scottie Thompson.

1

Jalalon, Jiovani

AU

10.14

2

Thompson, Earl

UPHSD

8.62

3

De La Cruz, Arthur

SBC

6.21

4

Isit, Carlos

MIT

4.75

5

Nimes, Josan

MIT

4.70

6

Sara, Roldan

SBC

4.62

7

Costelo, Ryan

SSCR

4.43

8

Grey, Jonathan

CSB

4.15

9

Ortuoste, Jon

SSCR

4.07

10

Cruz, Mark

CSJL

3.79

 

STEALS PER GAME

Rey Nambatac of Letran leads a pretty tight race for the league’s steals leader. Not far behind from the “Stingray” is Jiovani Jalalon and Nambatac’s own teammate, Mark Cruz.

1

Nambatac, Rey

CSJL

2.64

2

Jalalon, Jiovani

AU

2.57

3

Cruz, Mark

CSJL

2.36

4

Akhuetie, Bright

UPHSD

2.17

5

Stevens, Andretti

MIT

2.14

6

Salado, Michael

AU

1.93

7

Sara, Roldan

SBC

1.92

8

Grey, Jonathan

CSB

1.77

9

Luib, Mcjour

CSJL

1.71

10

Onwubere, Sidney

EAC

1.69

 

BLOCKS PER GAME

Allwell Oraeme is also the league’s leading shot-blocker with over three rejections throughout 14 games. Perpetual’s Prince Eze is right behind, with over two and a half per contest.

1

Oraeme, Allwell

MIT

3.14

2

Eze, Prince

UPHSD

2.33

3

Nguidjol, Jean

LPU

1.71

4

Sollano, Jomari

CSJL

1.71

5

Holts, Dioncee

AU

1.57

6

Hamadou, Laminou

EAC

1.43

7

AdoumAbba, Mbang

EAC

1.25

8

Guinto, Bradwyn

SSCR

1.21

9

AbdulWahab, Abdul

JRU

0.93

10

Fajarito, Christian

CSB

0.86

 

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