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    June Mar Fajardo makes record anew with landslide win for sixth BPC award

    Apr 4, 2018
    June Mar Fajardo won a PBA-record sixth BPC award in runaway fashion. Jerome Ascano

    JUNE Mar Fajardo continues to rewrite PBA history.

    The 6-foot-10 San Miguel standout won a record sixth Galvalume55-PBA Best Player of the Conference (BPC) award on Wednesday to reinforce his claim as one of the most dominant force ever in the history of the PBA.

    Fajardo won the BPC race in runaway fashion, beating teammate Arwind Santos and Barangay Ginebra’s Japeth Aguilar for the highest individual record of the Philippine Cup.

    The award was handed out just before Game Four of the All-Filipino finals at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. National Sales Heads for Building Products Al Nieva and Vicky De Leon, together with league commissioner Willie Marcial, were on hand to present the 6-foot-10 Fajardo the award from Philsteel’s Galvalume 55.

    'The Kraken' tallied 1,279 points to win the award by a mile over Santos, who finished a far second with 670. Aguilar came in third with 589. Fajardo had 37 first place votes for a sweep of the media votes, while coming just three votes short of being the unanimous choice among the players (25 votes).

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    The 28-year-old product of University of Cebu eclipsed the previous record of five BPC award previously held by former San Miguel teammate and mentor Danny Ildefonso.

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    The record-breaking feat came barely a few months after Fajardo also became the first player in league annals to win four straight MVP awards.

    It was the fifth straight Philippine Cup BPC title for the native of Pinamungahan, Cebu. His other BPC crown came during the 2015 Governors Cup.

    Fajardo shared the record award with his San Miguel teammates.

    "Gusto kong pasalamatan lahat ng teammates ko kasi kung hindi naman sa kanila, hindi ko rin mapapanalunan ito," he said.

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