The NorthPort guard, Stanley Pringle, broke into the MVP conversation in an almost sneaky manner, putting the risk on the historic history of San Miguel's June Mar Fajardo center.
While Fajardo missed most of the PBA Governor's Cup due to shin fractures, Pringle slowly crawled in and took the leading position in the statistical point race collecting 35.5 SPs beyond the 6-foot-10 giants who had 33.2 SPs.
Fajardo, who won all four of his MVP trophies in a number of years in a row, was the leader of statistics throughout the season but Pringle took advantage of his absence to become a legitimate MVP competitor.
Pringle, however, had to overcome the Fajardo's two Best of the Conference trophy players this season after giant Beermen received plum at the Philippine Cup and Commissioner.
Barangay Ginebra forward Japeth Aguilar was third in terms of statistics with 32.9 SP while Pringle teammate Sean Anthony was fourth with 31.3 SPs.
Another King Gin at Scottie Thompson, who is also considered the leading runner for the Most Enhanced Player award, completes the top five with 30.8 SP.
Phoenix forward Matthew Wright finished sixth with 30.6 SPs followed by three Beermen at Alex Cabagnot (30.2 SPs), Arwind Santos (30.0 SPs), and Marcio Lassiter (29.9 SPs), and Alaska forward Vic Manuel collected 29.0 SPs to complete the top 10.
Meanwhile, Phoenix forward Jason Perkins led the Rookie of the Year race with 23.4 SPs, almost five more than what former La Salle and Alaska forward teammate Jeron Teng (18.3 SPs) had.
The top pick of the Christian Standhardinger from San Miguel and the NLEX guard Kiefer Ravena came out of the ROY race after failing to complete the minimum required number of games the player had to play in one season.
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