Mark Barroca bags PBA Finals MVP
ANTIPOLO CITY, Philippines – Mark Barroca earned his second Finals Most Valuable Player award after helping Magnolia bag the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup title and end a four-year championship drought.
The seven-year PBA veteran finished with 13 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 steal in the Hotshots' title-clinching 102-86 Game 6 win over Alaska on Wednesday, December 19, at the Ynares Center here.
He averaged 11.0 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.8 steals in 6 games and stamped his class on the defensive end by hounding the Aces' guards.
But just the way he passes the ball, Barroca deflected credit to his teammates.
"Nagulat din ako kasi marami ring magaling. Si Ian (Sangalang), Paul (Lee), nandyan lagi, si Jio (Jalalon)," Barroca told reporters after the game.
(I was shocked because there are plenty of good players from our team. Ian, Paul and Jio always step up.)
"Wala na sa isip ko ang mag-MVP. Nasa isip ko lang manalo. Finals MVP. Kami, noong nakuha namin ito, happy na ako. Nabigyan pa ako, mas happy pa ako."
(Winning the MVP is far from my mind. What I only think of is winning the title. I'm happy that we won the championship. I'm happier that I was named MVP.)
Barroca now has 6 PBA titles under his belt. – Rappler.com