Jamie Malonzo named PBA Player of the Week

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NorthPort forward Jamie Malonzo has been named the PBA Player of the Week after the first week of action in the PBA Season 47 Philippine Cup for his spectacular contributions that have helped the Batang Pier get off to a fast start.

The Fil-Am wingman has raised his game a notch higher in his sophomore year and

averaged an all-around game of 18.5 points, 15.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 2.5 steals, and 1.0 block shots in the two outings the team played so far that resulted in wins over Rain or Shine (91-84) and Terrafirma (100-86).

The Batang Pier’s 2-0 record earned them a share of the early lead with San Miguel.

Proof of how Malonzo has become a force to be reckoned with inside is his league-leading 15.5 rebound average per game early in the season.

“When he rebounds, we win easily. He is truly one of our key pieces. When he gets the rebound, we can get into transition easily,” said teammate Robert Bolick of the 6-foot-7, high-flying forward.

Malonzo is likewise tied at no. 3 in steals with 2.5 per game, ninth in scoring at 18.5 points, and 10th in block shots with 1.0 per outing.

He beat out the San Miguel duo of Vic Manuel and CJ Perez for the weekly citation.

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