2. Ricky Brown
As the first Filipino-American PBA star, Ricky Brown helped usher in a new generation of players to take over the league’s pioneers. As a big, quick guard with hot outside shooting hands, he helped transform guard play in the PBA and upped the level of the game. He retired abruptly after the 1989 season, but not before winning the 1983 Rookie of the Year award and the 1985 Most Valuable Player trophy.
His 23.1 points per game average is still the best in the history of the league, as is his 7.3 assists per game norm.
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