first_imgJason Perkins of Phoenix receives his PBA Rookie of the Year trophy during the PBA Leo Awards on Sunday, January 13, 2019, at Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Phoenix forward Jason Perkins was named Rookie of the Year for the 2017-18 PBA season edging Kiefer Ravena, Christian Standhardinger, Paul Zamar, and Jeron Teng.Perkins had the most total points of any rookie with 436 but was third in per-game scoring average with 12.1 across 36 matches.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Roger Federer to talk with Novak Djokovic about ATP board woes View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES He also averaged 6.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists in the season.The burley 6-foot-3 forward helped the Fuel Masters to a cumulative 17-19 record including an 8-2 card in the Governors’ Cup wherein the club reached the quarterfinals before losing to Meralco.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissRavena led all rookies in terms of points-per-game with 16.3 but NLEX’s star freshman was ineligible to win the award after he failed to play in the third conference in lieu of his Fiba-sanctioned 18-month suspension for doping.Standhardinger, the top overall pick of the 2017 Draft, averaged 16.07 points and 9.26 rebounds but was also not allowed to win the plum since he missed the whole Philippine Cup as he was still playing with Hong Kong Eastern in the ASEAN Basketball League. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzerscenter_img Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more