FOR helping keep San Miguel Beer going in the final stretch of eliminations, Fil-American guard Chris Ross was given the PBA Player of the Week citation.
The 6-foot-2 Ross averaged solid numbers of 15.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 10.0 assists and 2.5 steals as San Miguel Beer scored wins over Blackwater and GlobalPort.
The Beermen clinched the No. 2 seeding in the Commissioner’s Cup and Ross got the nod from the scribes as Accel-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week for the period of May 29 to June 4.
The 32-year-old guard helped the Beermen fight back from 16 points down to beat the Blackwater Elite.
Ross sustained his all-around game three days later as San Miguel officially clinched a twice-to-beat advantage with victory over GlobalPort.
The wins earned the Beermen a twice-to-beat advantage against the seventh-ranked Phoenix Fuel Masters.
Ross, the Finals MVP in San Miguel’s last two Philippine Cup championships, beat out his SMB teammates Marcio Lassiter and June Mar Fajardo, Star guard Paul Lee, Barangay Ginebra’s Mark Caguioa and Japeth Aguilar as well as GlobalPort guards Terrence Romeo and Stanley Pringle for the weekly citation.