PBA: Standhardinger has challengers for BPC in Lee and Banchero

Paul Lintag on Nov 25, 2018 01:14 PM
PBA: Standhardinger has challengers for BPC
Making strong cases for the BPC are Magnolia's Paul Lee (31.64 SPs) and Alaska's Chis Banchero (31.56 SPs) as both the Hotshots and the Aces are in the Finals and both of them are in the top-5 in the stats race.

San Miguel's Christian Standhardinger now has some competition for the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup Best Player of the Conference award.

After the initial return at the end of the elimination round, San Miguel's top pick was the overwhelming favorite to win BPC with an average of 43.1 statistical points, way ahead of Ginebra's Japeth Aguilar.

[Related: PBA: Standhardinger overwhelming favorite to win BPC]

However, Standhardinger's final stats dropped to an average of 41.9 SPs after the Beermen's ouster in the quarterfinals.

That fact will ultimately factor if he wins BPC or not.

Making strong cases for the BPC are Magnolia's Paul Lee (31.64 SPs) and Alaska's Chis Banchero (31.56 SPs) as both the Hotshots and the Aces are in the Finals and both of them are in the top-5 in the stats race.

Going into the Finals, Lee averages 17.64 points, 4.43 rebounds, 3.14 assists and 1.86 steals while Banchero puts in 14.4 markers, 4.6 boards and tournament-best 7.13 dish-offs and 1.0 steal.

Standhardinger leads the tournament in scoring (22.8) and rebounds (13.4) in a strongest showing by a rookie in years.

Also in the top-5 for BPC are Northport's Stanley Pringle (34 SPs) and Ginebra's Japeth Aguilar (32.9 SPs).

 


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