MANILA, Philippines – June Mar Fajardo added another precious hardware to his growing collection of individual accolades by bagging the Finals MVP award in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup.
Setting a new PBA record of 31 rebounds, the reigning five-time MVP helped San Miguel make history with a fifth straight All-Filipino crown following a thrilling 72-71 win over Magnolia in Game 7 on Wednesday, May 15.
Fajardo eclipsed the longest-standing PBA record made by the late Marcelo Simbulan, who pulled down 29 rebounds in the inaugural 1975 season.
Also finishing with 17 points, 2 blocks, and 2 steals, the 29-year-old star ended up with finals averages of 22.9 pts, 19.1 rebounds, and 1.9 blocks to clinch the Finals MVP plum. – Rappler.com
Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.