The Grand Slam dreams of the San Miguel Beermen may have been shattered, but one of their players holds the lead in the Best Player of the Conference race in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.
Five-time BPC winner June Mar Fajardo netted norms of 18.55 points, a league-leading 11.64 rebounds, and 2.27 blocks to accumulate 38.46 SPs.
TNT Katropa floor general Jayson Castro is second in the ladder with 33.56 SPs with 18.19 points, 4.38 rebounds, 6.31 assists, and 1.19 steals.
However, with San Miguel and TNT out of contention, the two stalwarts will have a hard time gaining votes for the crown.
With this, the returning Greg Slaughter has a good shot of winning his first-ever BPC plum after amassing 30.63 SPs. The Barangay Ginebra San Miguel big man averaged 14.69 points, 8.75 rebounds, and 1.63 blocks after the semifinals.
Rounding up the top five arethe Meralco Bolts’ Chris Newsome with 30.88 SPs and Fajardo’s teammate Arwind Santos with 30.58 SPs.
In the Best Import race, Allen Durham will most probably earn his second top import crown this conference with a whopping 58.87 SPs.
The 29-year-old led the Meralco Bolts to their second-ever Finals appearance with norms of 25.44 points, 20.06 rebounds, 6.81 assists, and 1.25 blocks.