James Yap earns Player of the Week honors

[ Source: ABS CBN News ] - March 21, 2017

 Rain or Shine's James Yap is the PBA Player of the Week. Photo by Josh Albelda, ABS-CBN SportsMANILA, Philippines – A rejuvenated James Yap is the first player to earn PBA Player of the Week honors in the 2017 Commissioner's Cup after he helped tow the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters to back-to-back victories.

The break between conferences clearly helped Yap with his conditioning, and the former league MVP flashed his vintage form against NLEX and Mahindra.

Yap opened the midseason conference with averages of 19.0 points and 3.0 rebounds, beating Meralco's young backcourt of Baser Amer and Chris Newsome for the weekly citation.

The 35-year-old Yap scored 26 points, his highest output in three years, in Rain or Shine's conference debut to take a 113-105 victory over NLEX.

He connected on five triples against the Road Warriors, including a step-back three-pointer off Bradwyn Guinto to cap the victory.
Two days later, Yap came off the bench to score 12 points as Rain or Shine downed Mahindra in overtime, 99-95.

Read full story on ABS CBN News

Juvic settles for joint 6th
Beijing Ducks terminate Stephon Marbury's contract after dispute
Cañaleta stays positive despite another loss for Elite
Nadal Wins Historic 10th Monte-Carlo Title
Fazliddin Gaibnazarov wins pro debut, overcomes 1st-round knockdown
Calf strain to sideline Wizards' Mahinmi for Games 3, 4 at least
Tapales insists he’s no one-hit boxing wonder