PBA: Standhardinger overwhelming favorite to win BPC

Paul Lintag on Nov 07, 2018 01:35 PM
PBA: Standhardinger overwhelming favorite to win BPC
Standhardinger, who took over the minutes of injured MVP June Mar Fajardo for San Miguel Beer, went for 23.3 points and 13.6 rebounds per game, leading all locals in those categories.

Top pick Christian Standhardinger may not win Rookie of the Year, but the Fil-German forward is the heavy favorite to capture the Best Player of the Conference award in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup.

After the elimination round, Standhardinger is way ahead in the BPC race, accumulating an average of 43.1 statistical points.

Standhardinger, who took over the minutes of injured MVP June Mar Fajardo for San Miguel Beer, went for 23.3 points and 13.6 rebounds per game, leading all locals in those categories.

In an incredible run, Standhardinger also scored at least 20 points in 10 straight games, including a career-high 36 against NLEX in his first game of the conference which happened less than 24 hours after scoring 28 points in a Gilas Pilipinas win in the Asian Games in Indonesia.

Perhaps the only thing stopping Standhardinger from winning BPC is the fact that the Beermen are facing early elimination in the Governors' Cup.

San Miguel is the no. 6 seed and are up against no. 3 Alaska in the quarterfinals. The Aces hold a twice-to-beat advantage.

A far second in the BPC race is Ginebra's Japeth Aguilar with an average of 34.8 SPs.

Completing the top-5 are Alaska's Chris Banchero (34.2 SPs), Northport's Stanley Pringle (34.0 SPs), and Phoenix's Calvin Abueva (31.9 SPs).

 


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