PBA: Fajardo gains Player of the Week nod

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 21 2019 02:28 PM

MANILA, Philippines – With San Miguel needing a late push to salvage a playoffs berth in the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup, June Mar Fajardo came through for the Beermen.

The five-time Most Valuable Player delivered big numbers in the Beermen's back-to-back wins for the period of July 8-14, thus assuring the team of a spot in the quarterfinals.

Fajardo averaged 22.5 points and 14.5 boards, as San Miguel beat Phoenix, 128-108, and Rain or Shine, 89-87.

His dominant performances earned the Cebuano native the PBA Press Corps-Cignal Player of the Week honor.

Fajardo beat out other candidates, including rookies Robert Bolick (NorthPort) and Bobby Ray Parks (Blackwater), Japeth Aguilar, Stanley Pringle, and Scottie Thompson (Barangay Ginebra), and Kenneth Ighalo (NLEX).

Fajardo will try to keep San Miguel's bid alive in the conference, when they take on second-seeded NorthPort in the quarterfinals later Sunday.

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