Cabagnot piles up milestones
Alex Cabagnot had no clue he was one assist away from passing the great Philip Cezar on the PBA’s all-time assists list.
The San Miguel guard learned about it only after the Beermen had demolished the Magnolia Hotshots on Sunday night, 113-92.
It was a memorable night for Cabagnot, who moved into a tie with Cezar for eighth place with 3,130 assists.
It wasn’t the only milestone Cabagnot reached. The 36-year-old also cracked the top 10 All-Time Steals early in the third quarter, passing NLEX guard Cyrus Baguio.
“I never imagined when I started that I’ll get to this,” said Cabagnot, the second overall pick by the defunct Sta. Lucia in the 2005 PBA Draft.
“I’m just trying to make my mom and dad proud every game.”
Cabagnot, a seven-time PBA champion, also became the first player in PBA history with at least 3,000 assists, 600 steals and 800 triples as per the league’s chief statistician, Fidel Mangonon.
He finished with 11 points, three rebounds, four assists and three steals to help San Miguel dump winless Magnolia for its first back-to-back wins in the 2019 Philippine Cup.