HIGH-scoring Michael Singletary of Barako Bull leads the race for the PBA Governors Cup Best Import award after tallying a total of 55.1 statistical points at the close of the single-round eliminations.
The 6-foot-5 Singletary averages 36.0 points, 13.8 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and 1.7 steals, and obviously has been one of the biggest reasons why the Energy Cola are in the playoffs for the first time this season.
A product of Texas Tech and a veteran of the NBA D-League, Singletary is one of the early imports to arrive in the country, having been with the team since May when Barako Bull competed and finished third in the 2nd Al Shabab Basketball Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Returnee Marqus Blakely of San Mig Coffee is in second place in the Best Import derby after amassing 53.4 SPs on the strength of his 26.1-point average, a tournament-best 16.7 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.3 steals, and 2.7 blocks, also a conference-best.
Elijah Millsap of Petron is in third with 51.3 SPs as he led the Boosters to an impressive 8-1 (win-loss) record through the nine-game elimination round.
Rain or Shine’s Arizona Reid, a one-time Best Import awardee, follows in fourth with 51.2 sps, while power-playing Wendell McKines of Alaska is in fifth spot (50.4).
Completing the race for the award are Barangay Ginebra’s Dior Lowhorn (46.5), Markeith Cummings of Globalport (46.1), Mario West of Meralco (42.4), Courtney Fells of Talk ‘N Text, (40.3) and Air21’s Zachary Graham (42.0).