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Stanley Pringle bags first PBA Best Player honors

Delfin Dioquino
Stanley Pringle bags first PBA Best Player honors

STAN THE MAN. Stanley Pringle comes out on top in the Best Player of the Conference battle.

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Stanley Pringle nails the maiden Best Player of the Conference award of his PBA career after leading Barangay Ginebra to its first Philippine Cup title in 13 years

Stanley Pringle highlighted a historic season for Barangay Ginebra with his own personal milestone by capturing the Best Player of the Conference (BPC) award of the 2020 PBA Philippine Cup on Sunday, January 17.

Pringle won the maiden BPC plum of his PBA career after leading Ginebra to its first All-Filipino championship in 13 years.

Arguably the most consistent player in their title run, the talented guard normed 18.5 points, 5.9 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and 1.0 steals.

Pringle bested Phoenix’s Matthew Wright and Calvin Abueva, TNT’s Ray Parks and Roger Pogoy, and Terrafirma’s CJ Perez for the coveted award.

“Just being nominated for me was a blessing. It is really hard to pick a player. All the players deserved it,” Pringle said.

Although placing 6th in statistics, Pringle still came out on top with 1,640 votes, garnering 632 votes from the media, 300 votes from the PBA, and 67 votes from the players.

Wright trailed with 1,578 votes followed by Pogoy (958), Parks (876), Abueva (779), and Perez (668).

Pringle also earned a spot in the Outstanding Five, joining Wright, Abueva, teammate Japeth Aguilar, and TNT’s Poy Erram. – Rappler.com

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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.