(From left) Robert Bolick, Matthew Wright and Mikey Williams

NorthPort star Robert Bolick topped the race for the Best Player of the Conference at the conclusion of the PBA Governors’ Cup eliminations.

Bolick continued to solidify his status as one of the league’s brightest stars after compiling 39.9 Statistical Points during his nine appearances with the Batang Pier.

His rankings came after topping the season-ending conference in scoring with an average of 21.8 points per game, assists at 8.8 and steals at 2.2.

But his chances of claiming the BPC plum has likely been dimmed by NorthPort’s early exit following a 101-98 loss to Phoenix Super LPG in a playoff for the eighth and final quarterfinals berth last March 13.

That may open the door for his closest pursuers in Phoenix’s Matthew Wright and TNT rookie Mikey Williams.

Wright is second with 34.9 Statistical Points after posting 18.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, 7.3 assists and 1.8 steals in 12 games that saw the Fuel Masters barely make the quarters.

Williams, on the other hand, may have put himself in a strong position to snatch the Best Player award despite placing third with 33.9 SPs.

The Finals Most Valuable Player in the Philippine Cup sizzled late in the elims and produced 21.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.2 steals in 11 matches.

Also in contention is NLEX’s Kevin Alas with 33.55 SPs thanks to his averages of 16.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.0 steals in helping the Road Warriors place second in the eliminations.

Rounding out the top 10 are NorthPort’s Arwind Santos (33.50), Barangay Ginebra San Miguel’s Scottie Thompson (33.3), San Miguel Beer’s June Mar Fajardo (32.5), Magnolia Pambansang Manok’s Paul Lee (30.9) and Mark Barroca (30.0) and NorthPort freshman Jamie Malonzo (29.8).

Source: Manila Bulletin (https://mb.com.ph/2022/03/16/bolick-emerges-as-frontrunner-in-bpc-race/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=bolick-emerges-as-frontrunner-in-bpc-race)