PBA: Mark Caguioa is now a top-15 all time scorer, but it's more rings he's after
Santino Honasan on Jun 20, 2018 10:50 PM
"I’m looking for more championships before I retire. Just more championships.” (FILE PHOTO)
Wednesday night was a historic night for Ginebra Gin Kings guard Mark Caguioa.
Aside from helping the Gin Kings to a 134-107 win over Columbian, the decorated vet made history by becoming the 15th all-time leading scorer in PBA history.
After finishing with eight points in eleven-and-a-half minutes of action, Caguioa reached a career total of 9,931 points, surpassing PBA great Freddie Hubalde’s 9,927.
Truly an amazing feat for the 17-year pro, but at this stage in his career, ‘The Spark’ isn’t too focused on individual honors any longer.
After all, the 38-year old has had his share of awards, like a Rookie of the Year trophy in 2001, an MVP trophy in 2012, three Best Player of the Conference nods, just to name a few.
Now, the six-time PBA champion is looking to win more rings.
“Yung mga individual [feats], I’m okay with it. Pero you know, when you’re ano na, [at this age], I’m looking for more championships before I retire. Just more championships.”
A known scorer for throughout his career, Caguioa maintains that the points will keep coming, but that isn’t his main focus.
“Those points, If I play, it will come but I’m not really after anything. So I’m after more championships.”
Aside from already taking 15th all-time, Caguioa is also inching closer towards another milestone: ten thousand career points.
The 10K Club is a select group of players that include the likes of Ramon Fernandez, Alvin Patrimonio, Robert Jaworski, Benjie Paras to name a few.
Just 69 points away, Caguioa could reach that milestone before the end of the conference. But of course, if the Gin Kings want to play even more games, they’ll need to keep winning.
Currently sitting at 4-5 and bunched up in the 6-8 seed, Ginebra has two more games left and will have to make sure that they win out.
Caguioa maintained however, that his goal isn’t to reach ten thousand career points.
For Caguioa, it’s all about the rings.
“Like I said, it will come if I play with limited minutes. I will not really go after it. I’m just gonna try to win more championships.”