Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra
MANILA, Philippines—It took five title runs but Japeth Aguilar finally won his first individual award in the championship round, taking home the Finals MVP of the PBA Governors’ Cup.
Aguilar was Barangay Ginebra’s defensive engine in its third finals showdown against Meralco that culminated in a 105-93 Game 5 clincher Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.
The 6-foot-9 forward averaged 17.4 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 3.0 blocks for the champions in five games.
Aguilar was the unanimous choice for the award but teammates Stanley Pringle and LA Tenorio were contenders.
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