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Standhardinger gets 1st BPC award; Durham named Best Import

Allen Durham and Chris Standhardinger raise their Best Import and Best Player of the Conference plaques respectively. Kennelf Monteza
By Ivan Saldajeno

QUEZON CITY--Chris Standhardinger took home his first PBA Best Player of the Conference award after he was named the top local performer for the Governors' Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday night.

The NorthPort power forward garnered a total of 1,011 points, beating San Miguel center June Mar Fajardo, who was actually ahead in the statistical points.

Standhardinger, who was third in the stats race, swept all the media first place votes and also got the first place vote from the PBA.

On the other hand,, although Fajardo won in the player votes, he only got four media vote points and got the second place vote of the league for a total of 657 points.

TNT's Jayson Castro, who got all the second place votes from the media, was third with a total of 615 points.

Columbian's CJ Perez, who was second in stats and got the third place vote of the PBA, finished fourth with 506 points.

NLEX's Kiefer Ravena, who got all but two of the third place votes from the media, ended up in fifth place with 481 points.

On the other hand, Allen Durham scored his third Best Import of the Conference award.

Meralco's resident foreign reinforcement edged Ginebra's Justin Brownlee for the said plum anew. Durham got 1,170 points in total, way ahead of Brownlee, who finished with 937.

Durham, who was third in statistical points, got the nod from the media votes and the PBA to take home the Best Import award.

Brownlee, on the other hand, got the nod from the players but only finished second in the stats and the media and the PBA votes.

TNT's KJ McDaniels, who prevailed in the statistical race, finished in third place with 635 points after getting the third place votes of the media and the league.

NorthPort's Michael Qualls, although taking third place from the player votes, finished fourth with 528 points.

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