FINALLY, a Best Import award for Justine Brownlee.
The prolific Barangay Ginebra reinforcement beat out his ‘brother’ Renaldo Balkman of San Miguel for the highest individual award among imports in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
The 30-year-old American, who was never drafted in the NBA, won the trophy hands down, accumulating a total of 1,209 points after topping both the statistics and the votes of media, players, and the Commissioner’s Office.
Balkman was a far second with 858 points.
Brownlee emerged no.1 in terms of statistics with 539, and emerged the runaway winner as choices of both media (445) and the PBA (150). He did win the players vote but by a close margin against Balkman, 75-68.