Talk ‘N Text guard, Jayson Castro, is the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Best Player of the Conference for the second straight season, the league awarded Wednesday night before Game 4 of the best-of-7 series between the Tropang Texers and the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters.
Castro, who averages 20.2 PPG, 4.7 RPG, 5.1 APG, 1.2 SPG on 48.5 percent three-point field goal shooting throughout the entire conference, narrowly beat Rain or Shine’s Paul Lee (16.8 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 3.4 APG, 43 percent 3-PT FGs), Greg Slaughter (Brgy. Ginebra), Terrence Romeo (GlobalPort), and June Mar Fajardo (San Miguel) for the distinction.
Castro led the league in three-pointers made and assists made, and is no. 3 in three-point field goal percentage. He is also among the top 5 locals in player efficiency rating (PER), win shares (WS), and win shares per 48 minutes (WS/48) this conference.
In addition, the 2013 FIBA Asia All-Star Team member normed 25 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 6 APG, and 2 SPG in the semi-finals against the Purefoods Star Hotshots and is currently averaging 26 PPG, 4.7 RPG, and 4 APG in the finals series.
Total votes BPC:
Jayson Castro 1164
Paul Lee 782
June Mar Fajardo 542
Terrence Romeo 408
Greg Slaughter 404
Chism wins Best Import of the Conference award
Elasto Painters big, Wayne Chism, on the other hand, was crowned Best Import of the Conference after towing his team to the finals. He defeated Talk ‘N Text’s Ivan Johnson, Meralco’s Josh Davis, and Purefoods’ Denzel Bowles in the race.
Rain or Shine is 12-2 in the conference with Chism as its reinforcement. The 6-foot-8 forward has been unstoppable in the finals series, reaching the 30-point mark in all three outings and posting averages of 32 PPG, 14.3 RPG, 2.3 APG, 2.7 SPG, and 1.3 BPG on 57.4 percent field goal shooting.
Taking a huge part in his team’s offense isn’t a new thing for Chism, as he once fired 50 points in a loss to San Miguel Beer in the elimination round.
Total votes Best Import:
Wayne Chism 1160
Ivan Johnson 873
Denzel Bowles 666
Josh Davis 501