Christian Standhardinger of Ginebra Wins PBA Best Player of the Conference Award
Christian Standhardinger, the versatile forward-center of Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, has won the Philippine Basketball Association’s (PBA) Best Player of the Conference (BPC) award by a big margin. The Filipino-German standout, who led Ginebra to a top-seed finish in the PBA Philippine Cup eliminations, received 1,315 points in the statistical points race, well ahead of second-placer Calvin Abueva of the Magnolia Hotshots, who had 876 points.
Standhardinger, who averaged 21.2 points, 10.9 rebounds, and 1.5 assists in the conference, was a dominant force on both ends of the floor for Ginebra. He also showed leadership skills, guiding his team to a 7-4 record in the eliminations before falling to the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in the quarterfinals.
The BPC award is determined by a statistical points system, where players receive points based on their performance in various statistical categories such as points, rebounds, assists, and steals. Standhardinger topped the list in total points, total rebounds, and free throws made.
The 32-year-old Standhardinger expressed his gratitude to his teammates and coaches, saying he couldn’t have achieved the award without their support. He also thanked the fans for their unwavering support throughout the conference.
Standhardinger’s impressive performance in the PBA Philippine Cup also earned him a spot in the league’s All-Filipino First Team alongside PBA veterans Jayson Castro, Matthew Wright, Vic Manuel, and Junemar Fajardo.
With Standhardinger leading the way, Ginebra will look to continue their winning ways in the upcoming PBA Governors’ Cup. The team is poised to make a deep playoff run and contend for the championship, with Standhardinger’s dominant play likely to be a key factor in their success.
In conclusion, Christian Standhardinger’s win in the BPC award by a big margin is a testament to his excellent performance in the PBA Philippine Cup. His versatile skills, leadership, and dominant play on both ends of the floor were crucial to Ginebra’s success in the conference. As Ginebra prepares for the upcoming Governors’ Cup, fans eagerly anticipate another strong showing from Standhardinger and the rest of the team.