PBA: Abueva nabs Best Player of the Conference award


Posted at Oct 27 2021 06:37 PM | Updated as of Oct 27 2021 08:03 PM


Magnolia's "The Beast" Calvin Abueva took the PBA Philippine Cup Best Player of the Conference award following his consistent performance for the Hotshots.

Abueva, who was traded to the Hotshots shortly before the 2021 Philippine Cup, received his second career Best Player of the Conference plum after garnering 934 points.

He topped the statistics with 415 points, while receiving 440 from media votes, 54 from players, and 25 from the PBA, according to the league website.

He bested TNT's prized rookie Mikey Williams (843 points) and Abueva's teammate Ian Sangalang (591 points).

The talented Filipino-American Williams came in fourth in statistics with 389, and received 245 points from media votes, 59 from players, and 150 from the PBA office.

Also in the race were NorthPort's Robert Bolick (447 points) and San Miguel Beer's June Mar Fajardo (443 points).

The last time Abueva got such honor was in the 2016 Commissioner's Cup while still playing for Alaska.

The award was announced before the start of Game 4 between the Hotshots and the Texters.

TNT leads the series, 2-1.