The top 2 picks of the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft finished 1 and 2 in the race for the Best Player of the Conference award for the 2019 Commissioner’s Cup.
Blackwater Elite’s Ray Parks, the 2nd overall pick, topped the statistical race at the end of the quarterfinal round with 37.2 statistical points built on impressive averages of 22.1 points, 7.1 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.5 block.
The top overall pick, Columbian Dyip’s CJ Perez, ended up in 2nd place with 36.1 SPs on the strength of a league-leading 22.7 points per game average.
Jayson Castro, June Mar Fajardo and Roger Pogoy rounded up the top 5 with 35.1, 33.8 and 33.2 statistical points, respectively.
Completing the top 15 are Robert Bolick (32.46), Sean Anthony (32.45), Chris Banchero (31.1), Moala Tautuaa (30.9) Matthew Wright (29.4), Scottie Thompson (28.1), Mac Belo (27.43), Japeth Aguilar (27.38), Javee Mocon (27.36) and Rashawn McCarthy (27.0).
Castro topped the assists department with 6.4 per game while teammate Pogoy led in steals with 2.8 per outing. Fajardo emerged as the top rebounder and shot-blocker with averages of 11.8 and 1.54, respectively.
Votes from the PBA office, players and media are yet to be tallied.