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Conference stats leader Terrence Romeo and Greg Slaughter.

Conference stats leader Terrence Romeo and Greg Slaughter. PBA IMAGES

MANILA, Philippines—Terrence Romeo’s absence in San Miguel’s past games didn’t stop him from claiming the top scoring honors in the 2021 PBA Philippine Cup.

The three-time scoring champion led the league in with an average of 19.0 points on 46.8 percent from the field in six games for the Beermen.

Romeo did not play in San Miguel’s final two games in the elimination round against Alaska and Magnolia after hurting his right Achilles tendon Phoenix.

TNT rookie Mikey Williams came in second in the scoring charts at 18.4 points a game.

NorthPort teammates Robert Bolick and Greg Slaughter, meanwhile, led the assist and rebound departments, respectively, this conference.

Bolick led the league with 7.3 assists a game while also positioning himself at third in scoring with 18.1 points.

Slaughter, who is playing in his first season with the Batang Pier, is the league’s best rebounder at 10.7 a game and also conference’s no.1 rim protector with 2.3 blocks per contest.

The 7-foot center was also in the top 10 in the scoring leaders at no.8 with 16.5 points.

Romeo’s backcourt partner Chris Ross took care of San Miguel’s defense as he led the league in steals with 2.3 per outing.

Williams’ scoring put him at first in the rookie leaderboard in terms of offensive contributions along with his 3.7 assists per game mark that topped the freshmen’s race.

Second overall pick Jamie Malonzo is hot on Williams’ tail in the scoring charts at 13.2 per game while also posting 9.0 rebounds and 1.8 blocks—both marks topping the newcomers’ tally.

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