June Mar will never let San Miguel down

Paul Lintag on Apr 07, 2018 02:22 PM
June Mar will never let San Miguel down
The reigning four-time league MVP once again came through for the Beermen Friday for Game 5 of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Finals, leading San Miguel to a fourth straight All-Filipino title.

San Miguel has its full trust on June Mar Fajardo.

And more often than not, the star center delivers for San Miguel.

The reigning four-time league MVP once again came through for the Beermen Friday for Game 5 of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Finals, leading San Miguel to a fourth straight All-Filipino title.

In a double-overtime classic, Fajardo scored a playoff career-high 42 points to go along with 20 rebounds, powering San Miguel's comeback from 23 points down to stun the Magnolia Hotshots.

He was named Finals MVP as well.

"Ever since, kilala ko si June Mar eh," head coach Leo Austria started when talking about his prized ward.

"Sometimes pag tinatanong namin yan, 'June Mar, mananalo ba tayo?' 'Coach, mananalo tayo.' You can see it naman from his facial expression," Coach Leo added.

June Mar was practically unstoppable after the third quarter of Game 5.

He scored 14 points in the fourth period and another 12 in overtime, eight in the second extra session.

"That's the sign na he wants to finish this championship dahil alam niya na pagod na pagod na siya. He wants to have vacation dahil remember guys, during Holy Week, nasa bahay lang kami, kanya-kanyang nagpapa-kundisyon instead of going back to their respective families," Austria said.

Fajardo was one of the San Miguel players who didn't get to go home. He stayed in Manila while his parents were in Cebu.

Ever the team player, June Mar deflected credit once again despite being clearly the best player on the floor.

"Thankful ako sa teammates ko na hindi kami nag-give up," he said.

"Hinahanap ako ng teammates ko eh kailangan ko mag-produce, buti pumapasok tira ko. Dami ko mintis nung first half buti pumasok na nung fourth until the end," Fajardo added.

 


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