PBA: Pringle actually leads June Mar in MVP race

Paul Lintag on Nov 08, 2018 12:17 PM
PBA: Pringle actually leads June Mar in MVP race
The Batang Pier star has a strong average of 35.5 statistical points, edging Fajardo who missed most of the 2018 Governors' Cup due to injury.

Here comes a new challenger to June Mar Fajardo's MVP dominance in the PBA.

Northport's Stanley Pringle has emerged as the surprise statistical leader so far for the PBA's top individual award.

The Batang Pier star has a strong average of 35.5 statistical points, edging Fajardo who missed most of the 2018 Governors' Cup due to injury.

June Mar, who dealt with a shin injury in the season-ending conference and played a total of only three games for the Beermen before getting eliminated, is at 33.2 SPs.

Still, Fajardo's team performance should factor into his MVP campaign. San Miguel went to two Finals and won the Philippine Cup for a fourth straight time with June Mar leading the charge.

Also, Fajardo is the Best Player of the Conference in both the Philippine Cup and the Commissioner's Cup.

Pringle has only two quarterfinals appearance with the Batang Pier this season and they missed the playoffs altogether in the Governors' Cup.

No. 3 in the rankings is Ginebra's Japeth Aguilar with 32.9 SPs while Pringle's teammate, Sean Anthony, is fourth with 31.3 SPs.

Ginebra dynamo Scottie Thompson completes the top-5 with 30.8 SPs.

Matthew Wright (30.6 SPs), ALex Cabagnot (30.2), Arwind Santos (30.0 SPs), Marcio Lassiter (29.9 SPs), and Vic Manuel (29.0 SPs) are in the top-10.

 


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