PBA: Jayson Castro gains inside track in race for conference best player

Paul Lintag, ABS-CBN Sports

Posted at Jul 27 2019 04:52 PM

Ray Parks Jr. and CJ Perez may be 1-2 in statistical points, but with their teams eliminated already Jayson Castro (pictured) could easily overtake the two rookies. PBA Media Bureau

Two rookies and a veteran playmaker led the statistical race in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup through the quarterfinals.

Blackwater’s Ray Parks, the no. 2 pick of last year’s draft, led the league with an average of 37.2 SPs built around averages of 22.1 points, 7.1 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 1.4 steals.

Columbian’s CJ Perez, the league’s top rookie, was behind with 35.1 SPs after leading all locals in scoring with 22.7 points per game to go with 7.1 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 1.8 steals.

Jayson Castro tied Perez with 35.1 SPs after "the Blur" posted 14.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.8 steals, and a local league-high 6.4 assists per game.

Five-time MVP June Mar Fajardo (33.8 SPs) and RR Pogoy (33.2 SPs) complete the top 5.

Unfortunately for the two rookies, their conference has ended already with Parks flaming out in the quarterfinals while Perez’s late conference surge wasn’t enough to push the Dyip to the playoffs.

Also in the top 10 of the best player of the conference race are Robert Bolick, Sean Anthony, Chris Banchero, Mo Tautuaa, and Matthew Wright.

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