Castro named Best Player of the Conference; Chism Best Import
MANILA, Philippines – Players from opposing sides of the 2015 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals took home major individual awards after superb performances in the second conference.
It was announced on Wednesday, April 22, that Talk ’N Text Tropang Texters point guard Jayson Castro has been named the Commissioner’s Cup Best Player of the Conference, while Rain or Shine Elasto Painters big man Wayne Chism is the league’s Best Import of the Conference.
Both players won via landslide in the voting system that includes statistical points, votes from the media, votes from PBA players, and votes from the PBA Commissioner's Office.
With 1,164 points, Castro beat rivals Paul Lee of Rain or Shine (782), June Mar Fajardo of San Miguel (542), Terrence Romeo of GlobalPort (408), and Greg Slaughter of Barangay Ginebra (404) for the BPC plum.
It’s the third time Castro, 28, has won the award. He was previously named the Best Player of the Conference in the 2013 Philippine Cup and 2014 Commissioner’s Cup.
Castro averaged 17.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 4.8 assists a game during the elimination round and is currently putting up 26 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 4.0 assists a game in the finals.
Since returning for his second go with the Elasto Painters, Chism, 27, has registered 26.9 points, 14.6 rebounds, and 3.0 assists a game. Rain or Shine has lost only twice in his 13 games with the team this conference.
Chism was named Best Import after garnering 1,160 points beating Ivan Johnson of Talk ’N Text (873), Denzel Bowles of Purefoods (666), and Josh Davis of Meralco (501).