I have been doing PBA Power Rankings since my first blog in 2006.
I think for the first time in… forever… I really want to write about the PBA.
Maybe it’s the quarantine and the fact that I am getting my daily dose of action via the PBA website. I must admit, I am following the PBA closely now.
So yeah… I am going to revive the PBA Power Rankings.
I am going to post a blog every Monday on the events that happened from Sunday to Saturday. The rankings will depend on the stats a player gathered from the start until the end of his PBA conference.
In the interest of fairness, I am going to have multipliers.
POINTS | 1.25
REBOUNDS | 1.5
ASSISTS | 2
STEALS | 2.5
BLOCKS | 2.75
TURNOVERS | -1
So here they are.
(Start to October 17, 2020)
1 | NORTHPORT | SEAN ANTHONY
22.5ppg | 12.5rpg | 8.0apg | 2.0spg
2 | TNT | RAY PARKS
31.0ppg | 8.5rpg | 2.5apg | 2.0spg
3 | PHOENIX | MATTHEW WRIGHT
29.5ppg | 5.5rpg | 7.5apg | 1.0spg
4 | TERRAFIRMA | CJ PEREZ
28.0ppg | 8.0rpg | 3.0apg | 4.0spg | 1.0bpg
5 | NORTHPORT | CHRISTIAN STANDHARDINGER
25.5ppg | 10.5rpg | 5.5apg | 1.0spg
6 | PHOENIX | JASON PERKINS
24.0ppg | 10.5rpg | 3.5apg
7 | TNT | RR POGOY
23.7ppg | 7.0rpg | 1.3apg | 2.0spg | 0.7bpg
Now the first thing you’ll realize is that the PBA Bubble is good to a lot of players – particularly the up and comers. Sean Anthony will always have those numbers especially since Northport is a damaged team at the moment. In some ways, the same can be said with Christian Standhardinger. But what about Ray Parks, Matthew Wright, RR Pogoy, and Jason Perkins – four men coming from top tier squads at the moment.
And I’m not sleeping on CJ Perez. It’s just that I expected his numbers as he is on the same wavelength as Anthony and Standhardinger. The only problem with him is that I also expected Roosevelt Adams to be in the “super good but his team is really bad” conversation.
Adams is playing out of his comfort zone and it shows.
8 | GINEBRA | SCOTTIE THOMPSON
13.0ppg | 9.0rpg | 6.0apg | 1.0spg | 1.0bpg
9 | TNT | JAYSON CASTRO
18.0ppg | 4.0rpg | 5.7apg | 2.0spg
As expected, Scottie Thompson is leading Ginebra with his Kuyas recovering from injury and Jayson Castro will always be in the conversation of “one of the best PBA players of the current season”.
10 | RAIN OR SHINE | JAVEE MOCON
19.5ppg | 8.0rpg | 2.5apg
11 | BLACKWATER | DON TROLLANO
19.3ppg | 10.3rpg | 1.3apg
12 | GINEBRA | ALJON MARIANO
14.0ppg | 8.0rpg | 4.5apg
13 | SAN MIGUEL | MO TAUTUAA
15.3ppg | 9.0rpg | 2.3apg | 1.0spg | 0.7bpg
14 | TNT | JP ERRAM
15.0ppg | 8.3rpg | 3.0apg | 1.0spg
15 | BLACKWATER | ROI SUMANG
14.7ppg | 4.7rpg | 4.0apg | 1.7spg
16 | NLEX | KEVIN ALAS
15.7ppg | 6.7rpg | 4.0apg
Now the next names on this list might just have a good start to their season… but the verdict is still hanging on whether or not they have the tools to raise their game to another level.
Javee Mocon has the tools to become a superstar and this might be Kevin Alas’ year to stay healthy and act almighty as what is projected from him. Mo Tautuaa and JP Erram are up and coming stars of the league but their stats are on a cap since they are playing for star-studded squads. Now Don Trollano, Roi Sumang, and Aljon Mariano could have a banner year this season – with the opportunities coming their way.
17 | SAN MIGUEL | ARWIND SANTOS
10.3ppg | 9.7rpg | 2.3apg | 2.0spg | 0.7bpg
18 | NLEX | KIEFER RAVENA
16.7ppg | 5.0rpg | 4.0apg | 1.7spg
19 | PHOENIX | JUSTIN CHUA
17.0ppg | 4.0rpg | 1.5apg | 2.5bpg
20 | SAN MIGUEL | MARCIO LASSITER
17.0ppg | 3.0rpg | 2.7apg | 2.0spg
21 | MERALCO | CHRIS NEWSOME
9.0ppg | 8.0rpg | 5.0apg | 2.5spg
22 | GINEBRA | STANLEY PRINGLE
14.5ppg | 6.5rpg | 5.0apg
23 | TNT | TROY ROSARIO
15.0ppg | 8.3rpg | 2.3apg
24 | RAIN OR SHINE | GABE NORWOOD
8.5ppg | 8.5rpg | 3.0apg | 1.0spg | 1.5bpg
25 | MAGNOLIA | MARK BARROCA
12.3ppg | 4.3rpg | 4.0apg | 2.3spg
So we are just going to round up the rest of the pack here. If you are an Arwind Santos, Stanley Pringle, Kiefer Ravena, Marcio Lassiter, Troy Rosario, Chris Newsome, and Mark Barroca fan, you know these guys are going to have better numbers as the season progress.
I am actually surprised with the entry of Justin Chua though – especially as far as his offense is a concern. I am also wondering if Gabe Norwood can sustain his good showing. Norwood may not have the offense but he is also getting across the board numbers.
Anyway, I expect a couple of guys to debut on the list for next week’s rankings. For example, an Alaska Ace player or Paul Lee or Alex Cabagnot or Chris Ross! Another player that comes to mind is Mac Belo. I know he’s nursing an injury but it’s not like his minutes' cap would last long.
Finally, I am expecting a Prince Caperal entry. Yes, the offense is there but I guess I want him to get more rebounds.