WILL it be two in a row for June Mar Fajardo?
The San Miguel Beer center has emerged as the leading candidate for the Best Player of the Conference award based on statistical points (SPs) at the end of the elimination round of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
With averages of 12.6 points, 10.7 points, 1.9 blocks, and 1.3 assists in seven games, the Philippine Cup BPC registered an average SPs of 31.71 points, barely ahead of fellow Beerman Arwind Santos, which tallied 31.67 points after norming 14.9 points, 6.6 boards, two assists, and 1.3 steals in nine games.
Versatile Talk ‘N Text forward Ranidel de Ocampo came in third with 30.2 points, while TNT teammate Jayson Castro was next with 30.1 points.
A third Beerman is in contention as Marcio Lassiter rounded out the Top 5 with 28 points.
Their statistics in the playoffs will also be included.
Aside from SPs, votes from the media, the league, and the players are major factors that determine the award.
Leading the Best Import race is Gabe Freeman, who, despite only appearing in one game so far, is in the lead with 54 points after tallying 29 points, 17 boards, six assists, two blocks, and one steal in Ginebra’s 101-105 loss to Rain or Shine last Sunday.