PBA: Scoring Champ CJ Perez leads Rookie of the Year race

Paul Lintag on Jan 28, 2020 11:52 AM
PBA: Scoring Champ CJ Perez leads Rookie of the Year race
With 33.47 SPs, Perez is no. 2 in the statistical points race. CJ is up against Robert Bolick, Javee Mocn, and Bobby Ray Parks Jr. for the ROY award. (Photo by Arvin Lim)

CJ Perez is the real deal.

Columbian's 2018 top pick leads the Rookie of the Year race for the PBA's 44th season by a mile. Perez is so far ahead in terms of statistical points he's actually in contention for the MVP award.

With 33.47 SPs, Perez is no. 2 in the statistical points race. CJ is up against Robert Bolick, Javee Mocon, and Bobby Ray Parks Jr. for the ROY award.

While Perez never made the playoffs in his rookie season with Columbian, he turned the Dyip from an actual joke into a hard-nosed PBA team.

Proof of CJ's dominance was him emerging as the PBA's new scoring champion, averaging 20.8 points per game.

Perez is the only local to average over 20 points in the past PBA season, beating out Phoenix's Matthew Wright (18.89 points) and June Mar Fajardo of San Miguel (18.87 points).

 

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