Jayson Castro has admitted before that he feels like he’s past his peak now that he’s 33 years old.
But it doesn’t look that way.
The TNT KaTropa star was crowned as the PBA Gatorade Best Player of the Conference of the 2019 Commissioner’s Cup, Sunday evening at the SMART Araneta Coliseum.
The 11-year pro now has five BPC awards to his name, tying one of the league’s all-time greats Danny Ildefonso for second-most all-time. He also bagged the 2012–13 Philippine, 2014 Commissioner’s, 2015 Commissioner’s, and 2016 Governors’ BPC.
Castro beat San Miguel Beermen main man June Mar Fajardo and rookies Ray Parks (Blackwater Elite), CJ Perez (Columbian Dyip), and Robert Bolick (NorthPort Batang Pier) for the award.
The six-time PBA champion garnered a total of 1,077 votes from the media, the players, and the Commissioner’s Office.
The 5-foot-10 guard out of Pampanga averaged 14.7 points, 6.0 assists, and 5.3 rebounds through the semis for 33.7 SP. He is currently averaging 20.3 points, 7.3 dimes, and 5.3 boards in the Finals, where TNT leads the series 2-1.
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