HISTORY was made in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) at the weekend as San Juan Go-For-Gold shooting guard John Wilson became the first player in league history to reach the 1,000-point mark.
It happened on Saturday in San Juan’s 109-99 victory over the Pasig-Sta. Lucia Realtors at the former’s home turf of FilOil Flying V Centre.
Mr. Wilson, a former campaigner in the Philippine Basketball Association and a product of Jose Rizal University, needed only four points to reach the scoring milestone entering the contest, something he was able to do early in the match.
He went on to tally 24 points to go along with five rebounds and four assists as he led the Knights to the victory.
San Juan currently is on top of the North division with a 22-3 record, ahead of the second-running Manila Stars (21-5) and Makati Super Crunch (20-5).
“John really works hard and deserves this achievement,” said Knights coach Randy Alcantara of Mr. Wilson.
San Juan next plays the Davao Occidental Tigers in a battle of top teams on Jan. 18. — Michael Angelo S. Murillo