Mikey Williams on track of taking rookie MVP honors

Mikey Williams could
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA—Mikey Williams could be halfway into resetting PBA history.

The spitfire TNT guard is in line of becoming only the second player to win the Most Valuable Player award right in his rookie season after the statistical points throughout the recently concluded Philippine Cup have been tallied.

Williams, who won Finals MVP honors after lifting the Tropang Giga to their first championship in six years, is number one in the stats category with 35.3 SP's

His impressive performance during TNT's title conquest over Magnolia put him past previous frontrunner Calvin Abueva as the latter dropped to third with 32.3 SP's.

NorthPort's Robert Bolick remained in second with 33.7 SP's, while Magnolia's Ian Sangalang (fourth with 32.2) and San Miguel's June Mar Fajardo (fifth with 31.8) round up the Top 5.

If he gets successful, Williams would join Benjie Paras as the only rookie MVP's in the PBA's 46-season history.

The Batang Pier's Jamie Malonzo also has an outright chance to get the MVP award in his first PBA year as he is sixth overall with 30.2 SP's.

NLEX's Calvin Oftana is number three among rookies with 21.2 SP's.

Williams' quest for history is not yet over as the Tropang Giga and the rest of the teams will vie for the second conference, imminently the Governors' Cup, starting late November.

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