TYLER Wilkerson told reporters on Friday he once scored 72 points in one game in China about three years ago, a feat that couldn’t be verified online.
Whether true or said in jest, his 52-point performance on Friday for San Miguel was still quite remarkable as the Beermen put away their first win in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
Wilkerson had a lot to do with that, hitting 17-of-29 from the field including seven three-pointers as the Beermen put away a 120-109 victory over Globalport on Friday night.
“This is normal,” Wilkerson told reporters.
When asked what was his best output in his career, Wilkerson said: “Seventy-two. In China. It was like three years ago.”
“I hit 11 threes,” he said.
On Friday, Wilkerson was close to unstoppable. He was already at 34 at halftime and raised his scoring out to 49 following a triple to beat the third-quarter buzzer.
“I hit shots today. I was 7-for-11 (from threes). Shots were falling and my teammates were looking for me,” said the Marshall alumnus.