MANILA – Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings’ Justin Brownlee and TNT KaTropa’s Terrence Jones were in a tight race for the Best Import of the Conference award in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
Brownlee is on track to his second consecutive Best Import award with 61.8 statistical points (SPs). He averaged a league-high 34.2 points, 13.5 rebounds, 5.7 assists, 2.6 steals, and 1.9 blocks.
Jones, on the other hand, is at close second place with 60.2 SPs. He posted averages of 32.8 points, 15.8 rebounds, a league-leading 7.4 assists, 1.3 steals, and 2.9 blocks.
Brownlee, however, admitted that his chances of retaining the Commissioner’s Cup Best Import trophy dimmed with the exit of the Kings in the semifinals to Jones’ KaTropa.
“He makes it to the finals, so he gets (the Best Import),” Brownlee said on Jones. “He got guard skills and he’s 6-foot-9 or 6-foot-10. He’s pretty heavy as well so defending him, whether he’s inside or outside, you know, he can give you problems.”
Completing the top five candidates are Chris McCullough of the San Miguel Beermen, Lester Prosper of Columbian Dyip, and Diamon Simpson of the Alaska Aces.
The league is set to award the winner of the Best Import of the Conference during Game 4 of the best-of-seven finals series between TNT KaTropa and San Miguel Beermen on Aug. 11./PN