Standhardinger set to win second PBA Greatest Participant plum; Greatest Import award nonetheless a toss up


Ginebra's Christian Standhardinger is set to be named the 2023 PBA Governors' Cup Best Player of the Conference. –MARLO CUETO/

Ginebra’s Christian Standhardinger is ready to be named the 2023 PBA Governors’ Cup Greatest Participant of the Convention. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.internet

Christian Standhardinger is anticipated to be named Greatest Participant of the Convention whereas it’s a toss-up between Justin Brownlee and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson for Greatest Import because the PBA names the winner of each awards earlier than Sport 4 of the Governors’ Cup Finals on Sunday.

Barring any surprises, Standhardinger will obtain the Greatest Participant plum for the second time in his profession whereas there’s nonetheless a guessing recreation as to which import from the 2 finalists might be known as as middle court docket to be hailed because the convention’s prime international participant.

The announcement might function motivation for both Barangay Ginebra or TNT earlier than the 6 p.m. tussle. Ginebra holds a 2-1 lead within the best-of-seven collection.

Standhardinger topped the statistical factors race from the eliminations all the way in which to the top of the semifinals as he took benefit of Japeth Aguilar’s harm earlier within the convention to guide Ginebra again within the Finals for a shot at a 3rd Governors’ Cup title.

He had 44.2 after the semis to shut in on repeating his BPC exhibiting within the 2019 Governors’ Cup whereas taking part in for NorthPort.

Teammates Scottie Thompson and Jamie Malonzo, TNT’s RR Pogoy and San Miguel Beer’s CJ Perez had been named candidates for the BPC.

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson against Justin Brownlee. –MARLO CUETO/

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson in opposition to Justin Brownlee. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.internet

Ginebra and its followers are hoping to see Brownlee safe a fourth profession Greatest Import which might break his tie with former Meralco reinforcement Allen Durham for second most, trailing the late Bobby Ray Parks who gained seven.

Standing in his approach is Hollis-Jefferson, who changed Jalen Hudson halfway within the eliminations to guide TNT all the way in which to the championship collection.

The previous NBA participant topped the statistical factors derby with 57.1 adopted by Brownlee’s 52.5. Additionally within the working are Meralco’s KJ McDaniels and San Miguel Beer’s Cameron Clark.

Forty-five p.c of the stats might be used to find out the winner plus votes from the media (30%) and gamers (25%).


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