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Getting used to seeing the skyscrapers to dominate the boards, this one's rare. A 6 foot to 6 foot 1 guard has been welcomed in the top players in the rebounding department.
Earl Scottie Thompson a Barangay Ginebra San Miguel sophomore just got into the list of the players with most number of rebounds per game averaging 10 boards in each outing.
People are surprised event non-ginebra fanatics with the way this young guard manages to get the ball off the hands of taller players inside the paint. The "nose-for-the-ball" like what Tim Cone has mentioned in most of his post-game interviews is the gift that this University of Perpetual Help cager has that he compared to his former guard Johnny Abarrientos.
With the absence of their big man Greg Slaughter, filling up those stats in the record book for Ginebra is a big help for the Gin Kings especially for Japeth Aguilar who is now considered to be the focal point of Ginebra's offense. With the ability of Scottie Thompson combined with Aguilar's defensive style is another break through for Cone as he tries to get another Championship with this team.
Japeth Aguilar who scored a career-high of 32 points in their manila clasico outing last Christmas day has been a result of him not worrying and not hesitating to take those jumpers as he knows he got some folks that can grab the second chance boards for his team like Joe Devance, Aljon Mariano and their other front liners.
Scottie Thompson is now in the top ten players in terms of rebounds per game along side the other teams' Frontliners such as Junmar Fajardo.