TNT superstar guard Jayson Castro got a consolation from the disappointing exit of the Texters as he received his fourth Best Player of the Conference award in the 2016 Governors’ Cup.
Despite getting ejected on what turned out to be his last game for the season, ‘The Blur’ added another accolade in his eight-year career just before the tip-off of Game 2 between Ginebra and Meralco on Sunday.
The two-time best point guard in Asia went on a tear this season-ending conference, producing import-like numbers behind his 23.1 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 7.4 assists, while leading the Texters to a semis appearance this season.
TNT manager Virgil Villavicencio received the BPC plum for Castro, who arrived late.
His gigantic effort went for naught though as TNT could not get past Meralco despite being the early favorite for the title, bowing in four games against their sister team.
The Pampanga native edged San Miguel’s prized big man June Mar Fajardo for the Best Player plum in a tight race, getting 1092 total points compared to the latter’s 857 total.
Castro’s total points breakdown includes 397 statistical points, 463 votes from media, 82 votes from the players and 150 from the Commissioner’s Office.
GlobalPort’s duo Terrence Romeo and Stanley came in third (558) and fifth (396) respectively in the balloting, while Alaska’s Calvin Abueva clinched the fourth spot with 397. – By Jason Mercene