Phoenix’s Wilson named PBA Player of the Week
UNDERSIZED forward Willie Wilson played an outstanding role in Phoenix’s king-sized 8782 win over Barangay Ginebra recently to capture the PBA Press Corps Player of the Week for the period of January 22-28 in the ongoing 2018 Philippine Cup.
Although the Kings played without injured Greg Slaughter and Joe Devance, Wilson still had to contend with Ginebra’s remaining big men like Japeth Aguilar, Raymond Aguilar and even Jervy Cruz.
But the 37-year-old Wilson showed he’s up to the challenge, dishing off a “perfect” game after hitting 7-of-7 from the field to register 19 points off the bench.
A former Ginebra forward, the 14-year PBA veteran bagged the weekly citation after beating teammate Jeff Chan, Rain or Shine guard Maverick Ahanmisi, Alaska’s Chris Banchero and Vic Manuel, Magnolia guardMark Barroca, San Miguel’s June Mar Fajardo, Ginebra’s LA Tenorio and Raymond Aguilar, as well as GlobalPort big man KellyNabong and Jonathan Grey.