Rondae Hollis-Jefferson of TNT Tropang Giga named Best Import Player of PBA 2023

The PBA Best Import of the Year award is among the most coveted in the Philippine basketball scene. Every year, the league welcomes foreign players to compete with local talents, and this award recognizes the best of the best among them. For 2023, the honor goes to Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, the American import of the TNT Tropang Giga.

Hollis-Jefferson’s journey to the PBA started in the NBA, where he played for five seasons. His experience in the world’s top basketball league quickly helped him adjust to the PBA. From the moment he stepped on the court, Hollis-Jefferson has significantly impacted the Tropang Giga’s performance, consistently delivering impressive stats and helping his team win games.

One of Hollis-Jefferson’s biggest strengths is his versatility. He can play multiple positions, defend different types of players, and score in various ways. He has a reliable midrange jumper, can slash to the basket with his athleticism, and can even knock down three-point shots when needed. This versatility has made him a valuable asset to the Tropang Giga, one of the league’s top teams this year.

Best Import of the Conference

In the regular season, Hollis-Jefferson averaged 23.5 points, 11.2 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game, which are impressive numbers by any standard. However, he also elevated his game in the playoffs, where the pressure and intensity were at their highest. In the semifinals against the NLEX Road Warriors, he averaged 28.3 points, 13.7 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per game, leading TNT to a series sweep.

Hollis-Jefferson’s impressive performance throughout the season and playoffs earned him the Best Import of the Year award, a well-deserved recognition of his talent and hard work. He joins the elite group of foreign players who have won this award, including PBA legends like Norman Black, Sean Chambers, and Bobby Parks.

In conclusion, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson’s Best Import of the Year award is a testament to his exceptional skills, adaptability, and contribution to the success of the TNT Tropang Giga in the PBA. His achievement also highlights the growing quality of foreign players in the league, making the PBA a more competitive and exciting basketball destination for players and fans.