Brgy. Ginebra’s prolific reinforcement Justin Brownlee is on pace to clinch a second consecutive Best Import award in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup after finishing on top of the statistical race after the quarterfinal round.
The 31-year old, 3-time PBA champion led the way with 61.8 statistical points after averaging a league-best 34.2 points per game to go along with 13.5 rebounds, 5.7 assists, 2.6 steals, and 1.9 blocks in 13 games.
Terrence Jones, the former NBA player mainly responsible for TNT’s top seed finish in the elimination phase, came in a close second with 60.2 SPs on solid averages of 32.8 points, 15.8 rebounds, a league-leading 7.4 assists, 1.3 steals, and 2.9 blocks, also in 13 games.
Jones, however, incurred penalties due to being called for numerous technical fouls including the incident with suspended Phoenix Pulse forward Calvin Abueva.
The result of the ongoing best-of-five semifinals series between TNT and Brgy. Ginebra will most probably serve as the tie-breaker for the award.
Rounding up the top 5 are San Miguel’s Chris McCullough (53.8), Columbian’s Lester Prosper (52.7) and Alaska’s Diamon Simpson (50.5).
Votes from the PBA office, players and media are yet to be tallied.