The sensational and explosive newcomer, Mikey Williams, took netizens’ attention after making a good run for the BPC award as he picked up huge numbers in statistics edging eventual winner Calvin Abueva with full 150 points compared to only 25 points of the latter from the PBA Commissioner’s Office in the Davco-PBA Philippine Cup Best Player of the Conference plum.
The super rookie placed second in the BPC race with a remarkable points of 843 in total – 389 from statistics, 245 from media votes, 59 from players’ votes, and 150 from the league’s office, losing by only 83 points against the ‘Beast’ who topped the statistical race and the media votes on his way to winning the prestigious plum with 934 points in total.
The TNT rookie had been solid in the first three games of the series, averaging 29.3 points, punctuated by a 39-point outburst in their Game 3 loss where he made a PBA finals record 10 three-pointers.
However, Williams struggled in the early part of the playoffs most especially in the Tropang Giga’s semifinal series against San Miguel, making him 4th in the statistical race with 389.
Meanwhile, Abueva’s teammate Sangalang finished a far third with 591 – 401 from statistics, 82 from media, 33 from players, and 75 from the PBA while Robert Bolick of NorthPort and June Mar Fajardo of San Miguel rounded up the Top 5 in the BPC race.
The Best Player of the Conference’s break down of points come from 40 percent statistics, 30 percent media votes, 25 percent players’ votes, and 5 percent PBA vote.
The casting of votes from the PBA Commissioner’s Office for the individual awards began in 2003 with them having a four-man committee back then, which comprised 10 percent of the breakdown, aside from the 30 percent each for statistics, media votes, and players votes.
Due to controversies that usually accompanied the selection of the BPC winner, the alteration in the percentage took place.
The 10 percent of the votes were subdivided to five percent for the league’s television coveror and the remaining five percent to the league’s Office.
The voting percentage was changed in 2011. The five percent for the television coveror was removed and so was the five percent from the players’ vote, both of which were added to the statistical value.