Govs’ Cup by the numbers

SPORTING CHANCE - Joaquin M. Henson - The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — Heres how the PBA GovernorsCup stacks up by the numbers.

66 – games to be played in the single-round eliminations to end March 17.

4 – top finishers of the eliminations to gain a twice-to-beat advantage over the next four finishers in the quarterfinals; the four lowest-ranked teams will be struck out of contention.

20 – veterans switching teams from last conference (RK Ilagan, Mike DiGregorio, Tyrus Hill to Blackwater; Jerrick Balanza, Barkley Ebona to Converge; Jansen Rios, Diego Dario to Meralco; Clint Doliguez, Sean Anthony, Jake Pascual to NLEX; Paul Zamar, Joshua Munzon, Christian Balagasay to NorthPort; JayJay Alejandro, Raul Soyud, Jollo Go to Phoenix; Alyn Bulanadi to San Miguel Beer; Justin Chua, Paul Varilla to TNT; Kevin Ferrer to Terrafirma).

3 – imports with NBA experience:  Meralcos KJ McDaniels (three seasons with Philadelphia, Houston, Brooklyn up to 2016-17), NLEXJonathon Simmons (four seasons with San Antonio, Orlando, Philadelphia up to 2018-19), Converges Jamaal Franklin (two seasons with Memphis, Denver up to 2014-15).

1 – import playing in his first overseas competition fresh out of college: NorthPorts Marcus Weathers, 25, who played for Miami University, Duquesne University and Southern Methodist University before jumping to the PBA.

7 – players in the injured/reserve list:  Meralcos Mac Belo, NLEXJR Quinahan, Blackwaters Troy Rosario, Magnolias Loren Brill, NorthPorts William Navarro, TNTs Ryan Reyes, Converges Kris Porter.

1 – rookie making his PBA debut this conference:  NLEXHessed Gabo who was undrafted in 2019.

10 – conferences that Justin Brownlee will have played in the PBA when Ginebra makes its first appearance in the GovernorsCup against Rain or Shine at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Feb. 5; Brownlee has won six championships in leading Ginebra to six finals.

4 – new coaching appointments:  San Miguel Beers Jorge Gallent, NorthPorts Bonnie Tan, PhoenixJamike Jarin, TNTs Jojo Lastimosa.

2 – foreign consultantsMeralcos Nenad Vucinic, TNTs Slavoljub Guronovic (both Serbians).

6-5 3/8 – height of tallest import Magnolias Eric McCree; limit is under 6-6 or 6-5 15/16 (other imports are TNTs 6-4 1/4 Jalen Hudson, NLEX’ 6-4 7/8 Jonathon Simmons, Terrafirmas 6-5 1/4 Jordan Williams, Converges 6-4 7/8 Jamaal Franklin, Blackwaters 6-5 1/4 Shawn Glover, Rain or Shines 6-3 15/16 Michael Qualls, San Miguel Beers 6-5 5/16 Cameron Clark, Meralcos 6-4 5/8 KJ McDaniels, Phoenix’ 6-4 9/16 DuVaughn Maxwell, Ginebras 6-4 5/8 Justin Brownlee.

6 – returning imports (Glover, Qualls, Clark, McDaniels, Maxwell, Brownlee).

10 – veterans who played last conference but arent in current rosters:  Trevis Jackson, Justin Melton, Mark Dyke, Marion Magat, Asi Taulava, Larry Fonacier, Billy Ray Robles, Pao Javelona, Bradwyn Guinto, Brian Heruela.

8 – veterans who didnt play last conference but are in current rostersJames Yap, Jvee Casio, Tony Semerad, Mark Acuno, Richard Escoto, Ed Daquioag, Brian Enriquez, Isaac Go.

5 – most GovernorsCup titles won by San Miguel Beer since the conference was introduced in 1993; this is the 21st staging of the GovernorsCup with Ginebra coach Tim Cone winning 10 championships.

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