SMB, BGSM, TNT, NLEX, BWE, MAH - Noteworthy Players After Two Weeks

By Bigmatch
Dec. 07, 2016

(c) PBA Media Bureau

In just two weeks, each team has interesting performances to talk about. 

MAHINDRA - Alex Mallari
As expected, Mallari will be the best player of Mahindra this season. He is currently contributing 15.3 points and 7.7 rebounds. He is very good in finishing around the rim and that has help him have a 43.9% efficiency, so far. He should really focus in getting to the rim instead of trying midrange shots. 

BLACKWATER - Mac Belo
Belo is mesmerizing. He plays the game with calmness and poise that we should not see in a rookie. Belo has taken the mantle as the main man of this young group as he average 21 points, 8 rebounds and 61.8% FG. That 61.8% really signals how intelligent Mac is. He really makes the people around him better.

NLEX - Sean Anthony
Believe it or not but coach Yeng let one of his player average 30 minutes a game in their first two matches and that guy is Sean Anthony. Sean is producing 18 points, 11 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 55% FG per game. I think, coach Yeng loves the energy, hustle, toughness and consistency that he brings into the court. I think, coach Yeng mandated him to finish more plays instead of creating for others. We will see if he can sustain his efficiency. 

TNT - Matthew Ganuelas-Rosser
Someone had to take the PG minutes that Jayson Castro leave in their first two games, Matthew was up for the task and he filled the stat sheet with 8.7 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists. One thing that really amazes me about him in their first three games was his defense. He is really an elite lockdown defender. If you have time, watch him hound John Pinto in the first few minutes of their game against the Elite.

GINEBRA - Joe Devance
In my opinion, Joe Devance is one of the biggest what if in the history of the league. What if his path never cross coach Tim's path, what kind of player he could had been? Devance produced 14 points, 6 rebounds and 5.5 assists in their first two games, a great testament to his versatility. I still remember some glimpses of his Alaska days when he was the main man and the plays run through him. He was really great back then. 

SAN MIGUEL - June Mar Fajardo
I know. Talking about Fajardo's dominance is kind of boring already but man, he is averaging 22.3 points and 20.7 rebounds per game! His rebounding ability has vastly improved this season. His positioning is much better and he was going for the ball more. I am already willing to bet that he will end this conference, averaging more than 15 boards per game.