Top 8 Shooting Guards of the PBA 2016 (List of Best Off Guards)
One of the reason also why the off-guard or the shooting guard position is quiet it's because, some of the PBA's icons like James Yap, Dondon Hontiveros and Gary David are in the twilight of their pro careers in the PBA, gradually giving way for the much younger generations of players.
Some of the most notable shooting guards who are currently making the waves in the PBA are former UAAP MVP Terrence Romeo of GlobaPort, Carlo Lastimosa of Blackwater and Marcio Lassiter of San Miguel Beer.
Here's the Complete List of the Top 8 Best Shooting Guard in the PBA for 2016:
1. Terrence Romeo (GLO) (Comm. Cup 2016) (31.66 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 3.00 apg, 1.0 spg)
The former UAAP MVP Terrence Romeo has no doubt become the most popular among the list of best shooting guards in the PBA for the year 2016. Based on statistics he is second to reigning PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo n scoring and leads the PBA in three-pointers made during the 2016 PBA Season.
Despite his humble age of 22 years old, the Batang Pier guard has quickly become the leader of his team and led the GlobalPort franchise to the Philippine Cup Semifinals. The achievement of Terrence Romeo on court is one of the good sign why it is interesting to watch the PBA, his stint with Gilas Pilipinas will also add more excitements among Filipinos who are supporting the team internationally.
2. Carlo Lastimosa (BLA) (Comm. Cup 2016) (27.25 ppg, 4.25 rpg, 2.50 apg, 0.75 spg, 0.25 bpg)
The former Ateneo Blue Eagle and CSB Blazer become one of the league's most explosive scorer in the shooting guard position, ranking second to Terrence Romeo. He is now considered as one of the franchise player of Blackwater Elite. His team needs him most as one of their explosive player if they want to become a legitimate playoff threat in the PBA.
3. Gary David (MER) – 16.0ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.3apg, 1.9 triples per game, 34.4 3pt%, 43.8 FG%
Gilas Pilipinas veteran Gary David may be considered as one of the few off guard who is now on the twilight of his PBA career but his presence in the Bolts line-up is an indication that the team needs his leadership on the floor. The 37-year-old Gary David might reached his peak already but he remains deadly and explosive in the off guard position.
4. Marcio Lassiter (SMB) – 13.5ppg, 4.5rpg, 2.0apg, 1.0spg, 2.1 triples per game, 38.0 3pt%, 40.8 FG%
Former original Gilas guy, Marcio Lassiter who has been called to try out again for the national team is one of the reason why San Miguel remaine alive in their historic Philippine Cup Finals title comeback against the Alaska Aces. Marcio Lassiter played his best since leaving Powerade in 2012. Fans and followers of Lassiter keeps their fingers crossed and wanted to see the Fil-Am cager to don the Gilas Pilipinas jersey for this year's FIBA Olympic Qualifier hosted by the Philippines.
5. Jeff Chan (ROS) – 13.2ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.8apg, 1.5 triples per game, 38.2 3pt%, 45.7 FG%
Gilas Pilipinas veteran and the pride of Bacolod City seems to regain his scoring punch that made him deadly particularly in the three-point lane. He is now hitting more threes at a career-best 38% clip, and his field goal percentage is also at an all-time high. If Jeff Chan continues his sweet shooting at the long distance range, there's definitely more good things to come for the Elasto Painters.
6. James Yap (STA) – 15.3ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.2apg, 1.6 triples per game, 36.7 FG%
7. PJ Simon (STA) – 12.3ppg, 2.4rpg, 1.5apg, 1.3 triples per game, 42.9 3pt%, 45.3 FG%
8. Larry Fonacier (TNT) – 10.0ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.6apg, 1.8 triples per game, 34.8 3pt%, 35.9 FG%