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Fajardo captures 7th BPC award

The rest of the San Miguel Beermen joined Junemar Fajardo in claiming his Best Player of the Conference award. Dennis Acosta
By Ivan Saldajeno

QUEZON CITY--Junemar Fajardo captured his second consecutive PBA-Master Sardines Best Player of the Conference award as he was named the best local of the Commissioner's Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Friday night.

The San Miguel center captured a total of 1153 points, way ahead of early frontrunner Vic Manuel of Alaska, to crop his seventh BPC in total.

Fajardo got the better of all the categories to lead the way among all the nominees, which include Stanley Pringle and Sean Anthony of GlobalPort and Chris Newsome of Meralco.

Fajardo ruled the stats category with 446 statistical points, and he also got all the first place votes of the media for a perfect 471 points.

He also got 17 first place votes from the players and got 86 points in total, while he also got the first place vote of the PBA Commissioner's Office for 150 more.

Manuel, on the other hand, actually slipped to third in the stats race with 404 SP's against Pringle's 410, but he got all the second place votes from the media (235 points), 14 second place votes from the players (eventually getting 52 points), and the second place vote of Commissioner Willie Marcial and his staff (75) to go second.

Pringle is third with 545 points, getting 36 third place votes from the players, 18 third place votes from the players, and the third place vote of the Commissioner's Office.

Anthony is fourth with 383 points, while Newsome is fifth with 357.

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