Justin Brownlee takes home first Best Import plum

MANILA, Philippines – After 4 tours of duty, Barangay Ginebra's Justin Brownlee finally secured a PBA Best Import of the Conference award.

The ultra-talented reinforcement from St. John's University registered 1209 points amassed from media, player and league votes and the statistical race to beat top contender Renaldo Balkman (858 points) of the San Miguel Beermen.

Breakdown of the #PBA2018 Commissioner’s Cup Best Player of the Conference and Best Import of the Conference awards: | @dioquinodelfin pic.twitter.com/M9z60I1T68 — Rappler Sports (@RapplerSports) August 3, 2018

Barangay Ginebra’s Justin Brownlee wins his first Best Import of the Conference award. #PBA2018 | @dioquinodelfin pic.twitter.com/48c7hq2jXO — Rappler Sports (@RapplerSports) August 3, 2018

Losing the award to Meralco Bolts' Allen Durham in the last two editions of the Governors' Cup, the 30-year-old nabbed the individual honor after helping the Gin Kings reach the finals despite a dismal 1-5 start. – Rappler.com

Delfin Dioquino

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.