Castro, Fajardo toe-to-toe for Best Player award

Junemar Fajardo has a good shot of winning the Best Player of the Conference award. (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA—Their teams may not be gunning for the PBA Governors' Cup title, but Jayson Castro and Junemar Fajardo are very likely to end up with a silverware as they lead the statistical point race for the Best Player of the Conference.

In a copy of the stats until the semifinals obtained by Dugout Philippines on Wednesday, the TNT guard and the San Miguel center are close to each other for the conference's top individual prize for the locals.

Castro is ahead of the pack with 38.3 average SP's, while Fajardo closely follows with 37.8.

Castro has been the focal offensive point for the KaTropa, leading them with 23.1 points and 7.4 assists a game along with 3.8 rebounds, 1.1 steals, and 0.3 block an outing.

Fajardo, on the other hand, put up yet another MVP-worthy performance for the Beermen, averaging 18.6 points, 12.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.4 blocks, and 0.4 steal a night.

None of the players from finalists Ginebra and Meralco made the Top 5 with LA Tenorio the highest-ranked player among the semifinal survivors at sixth place.

GlobalPort's Terrence Romeo (third) and Stanley Pringle (fifth) and Alaska's Calvin Abueva (fourth) round up the Top 5.

Meralco's Chris Newsome, who is having an outstanding performance in the season-ending tournament, is the top rookie stats-wise at tenth place among all players. He also happens to be the top-performing Bolt.

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