Jonathan Williams of Phoenix gets ArenaPlus Best Import

Jonathan Williams of Phoenix gets ArenaPlus Best Import

Phoenix’s Jonathan Williams emerged victorious as the ArenaPlus Best Import, surpassing Magnolia’s Tyler Bey and San Miguel’s Bennie Boatwright in the race for the prestigious title.

The industrious 6-foot-9 Williams played a pivotal role in leading the Fuel Masters to the semifinals, securing the top spot in the rankings with 1,017 points. He achieved this feat by clinching the number one position in media votes (424), ranking second in statistics (554), and placing third in players’ votes (39). Notably, Williams became the first import to claim the award despite his team not reaching the finals since Arinze Onuaku of Meralco in the 2016 edition of the Commissioner’s Cup. Additionally, he made history as the inaugural import from the Phoenix franchise to receive this prestigious accolade.

Tyler Bey followed closely behind, accumulating 908 points and securing the most votes among players (76), while also ranking second in media votes and closely trailing Williams in statistics with 553 points.

Meanwhile, Bennie Boatwright, who replaced Ivan Aska late in the elimination round, excelled in statistical performance, leading with 659 points. However, he placed second in players’ votes (63) and third in media votes (156).

Tony Bishop of Barangay Ginebra rounded out the list with 506 points, contributing to the competitive landscape of the ArenaPlus Best Import race.