Mark Caguioa PBA Scoring Champion

You know it's coming, you just don't know when. That's how I see Mark Caguioa play. You know he'll attack the basket and do a tear drop shot, you just do not know when he'll go. Same way, that's how he got his Scoring Championship nod, 'you know it's coming, you just don't know when'. As agent Smith says so, it's inevitable. Is the MVP Trophy inevitable too? Well, he's thinking, if James Yap can snatch one, so too he can.

But he'll need help from his friends. To get the MVP in the PBA or any league for that matter, team success should come first. Therefore, he'll be needing strong season from Menk and a healthy one from Jay Jay, Adducul and the rest of the team.

Mark Caguioa barely got by Danny Seigle for the season scoring title as they engaged in a fierce scoring race in the last All-Filipino conference. For a while there, Caguioa was breaking his own high records while Danny Seigle was scoring beyond 20 points in successive games.

Caguioa averaged 20.6 over 48 games while erstwhile rival Danny Seigle had a 20.1 average in 44 games. PBA.ph points out that Asi Taulava of Talk ‘N Text was the scoring leader in the last four PBA seasons. This is the first time he did not get in 5 years. Are we seeing the decline of Asi Taulava?

Maybe offensively, yes, as he is losing the lift and explosiveness in and around the basket. But defensively, Taulava proved to be a dominant player still, getting 13 rebouns per. Fourth time he led the league in rebounding in the last 5 years. My guess is Eric Menk sneaked one in.

In a worst case scenario though, even if his game declines totally, Asi Taulava has seen his career fallback. What is this?, A Ballroom Dancing Dance Instructor. Unlucky you if you didn't see the 6-9 behemoth strutting on the dance floor of ABC 5's Shall We Dance. Yes, after the PBA games every Sundays. Unfortunately, he was eliminated in the second round of the contest.

Asi Taulavas pint sized partner, Jimmy Alapag is the PBA best assist man, averaging 8.1 assists per game in 41 games. Just how good is he? He averaged 3 assists more than the second player, Winnie Arboleda.

But let us not however belittle Arboleda as while dishing out about 5 assists per game, Arboleda was busy leading the PBA with 2.1 steals per game. Thus, the great Quinito Henson coined Arboleda's monicker, "the Snatcher".

Speaking of snatching, I'll put this entry to an end. Thanks to the PBA.ph, from there, I snatched all these stats.


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