Hotshots’ Paul Lee wins 1st BPC award, Aces’ Mike Harris is Best Import
MANILA, Philippines—Rivals in the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals shared center court after Magnolia’s Paul Lee and Alaska’s Mike Harris were named the Best Player of the Conference and the Best Import, respectively.
Lee accumulated 1,013 of the 3,343 points to win his first BPC trophy in his seven-year career.
Despite finishing with just 368 statistical points, well behind San Miguel’s Christian Standhardinger, who received 487 SPs, Lee had 424 points from the media, 71 points from the players, and 150 points from the PBA and all those three scores were the highest in its respective categories.
Alaska point guard Chris Banchero finished second in the race with 753 points while Standhardinger came in third with 659 points.
GlobalPort’s Stanley Pringle (520 points) and Barangay Ginebra’s Japeth Aguilar (398 points) were the fourth and fifth place finishers.
Meanwhile, Harris garnered 1,209 total points to become the conference’s top reinforcement—which is also his first Best Import award.
The awarding ceremony was held before Game 4 of the finals tipped off at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Harris topped with 540 SPs while also getting the most points from the media (456) and the PBA (150).
Alaska’s versatile import was second in player voting garnering 63 points while runner-up Romeo Travis had the most nods from his fellow athletes with 88 points.
Magnolia’s Travis had a total of 914 points while Ginebra’s and Meralco’s Allan Durham had 679 and 541 points to finish third and fourth, respectively.
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