B-Meg's James Yap named Player of the Week
MANILA, Philippines - B-Meg's star guard James Yap copped his second Player of the Week award in the PBA Philippine Cup after leading his Llamados team to back-to-back victories in the past week.
According to PBA.ph, Yap scored 21 points, grabbed 3.5 rebounds, and dished 3 assists per game in B-Meg's wins over the Talk N Text Tropang Texters and Barako Bull Energy.
Yap had 27 points on an efficient 11-of-17 shooting in their 114-104 victory over the league leading Texters. He also showed off his ability in the clutch in that game, making 5 of his 6 field goal attempts in the final canto to help the Llamados pull away.
He then had 15 points in B-Meg's 91-90 win over Barako.
B-Meg head coach Tim Cone says Yap's scoring feats is all the more impressive as he is doing it against the PBA's top defenders.
"You know, every team has such able defenders. He's been facing some tough defensive schemes, and still finding ways to be productive," Cone said.
The Llamados are riding a 7-game winning streak and are tied for second place in the league standings with Petron Blaze. They still have a chance of getting a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals.