[Editor's note: SPIN.ph puts the spotlight on the top Philippine athletes who stood out with stacked stat lines in the past week.]
Japeth Aguilar [23.7 points, 12.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 2.7 blocks, 1.7 steals in 3 games] Japeth Aguilar played like a man possessed in Ginebra's three-game win streak over Rain or Shine — including a triple overtime classic — in a span of a week that clinched a trip to the Philippine Cup semis. It's only fair to note that Scottie Thompson also filled up the stat sheet for the Gin Kings the past week, but Aguilar just put up some monster numbers. Speaking of monster...
June Mar Fajardo [35 points, 11 rebounds, two blocks vs TNT] The 'Kraken' has also been unleashed just in time for the playoffs. Playoff-mode Fajardo was truly scary, taking on an in-form TNT team and just scoring at will. The man shot 78 percent with an array of moves from the post and face-up jumpers. No wonder he's on track for a record sixth Best Player of the Conference award.
Kim Dy [21 points, from 11 kills, seven blocks, three aces vs Ateneo] Like a perfectly timed spike, Kim Dy put on her best game of the season just when La Salle needed it most. Coming off a demoralizing loss and facing a bitter rival, Dy was a force on both offense and defense to lead the Lady Spikers to a confidence-boosting victory over the Lady Eagles.
Calvin Abueva [17.5 points, 14.5 rebounds, 1.5 blocks in 2 games] Abueva was in beast mode in the quarterfinals, but sadly for Alaska, his effort was not enough against a balanced NLEX squad led by the young but superb NLEX backcourt of Kevin Alas and Kiefer Ravena.
Matthew Wright [25 points, six assists, 5.5 rebounds, 2.5 triples in 2 games] Phoenix's Philippine Cup campaign may have ended early but Matthew Wright certainly went out with a bang. His explosive 32-point performance against GlobalPort helped the Fuel Masters earn a playoff for the last ticket to the quarterfinals. Both Phoenix and Wright, however, ran out of gas against TNT, even as the Gilas Pilipinas sniper still led his team in scoring with 18 points.