Fil-American guard Stanley Pringle chalked up his first Cignal-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week award following his scintillating performance in GlobalPort’s king-sized upset of defending champion San Miguel Beer.
The guard out of Penn State had an all-around performance with 22 points, eight rebounds, five assists and three steals, leading the Batang Pier to victory over the Beermen last week.
Pringle, fresh from representing the Philippines in the recent 2018 FIBA 3x3 World Cup, saved his best in the final period when he scored eight points, grabbed two rebounds and made a crucial steal that led to a Mo Tautuaa basket in the dying seconds to seal GlobalPort’s fourth win in eight matches.
GlobalPort is tied for fifth with SMB, with three weeks left in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup eliminations.
Pringle's sterling effort enabled him to seal his first weekly citation this conference, beating Meralco’s Jared Dillinger and KG Canaleta, Rain or Shine’s James Yap and Beau Belga, and Ginebra playmaker LA Tenorio.
GlobalPort will have two big games coming up this week, starting with Phoenix on Wednesday, before facing Columbian Dyip two days later — the results of which could determine their playoff fate in the mid-season conference.