After playing only two games in the PBA Governors Cup eliminations, June Mar Fajardo has found a challenger in his bid for a record fifth MVP award in dervish NorthPort guard Stanley Pringle.
Pringle, the 2015 Rookie of the Year awardee, zoomed to the top in the stats race with a cumulative average of 35.5 points, relegating Fajardo to second with 33.2.
The reigning four-time MVP winner had been the stats leader all season long until a stress fracture diminished statistical points.
Barangay Ginebra’s Japeth Aguilar is at third with 32.9, NorthPort’s Sean Anthony fourth with 31.3 and another Ginebra player Scottie Thompson fifth with 30.8.
Thompson breaking the Top Five has made him a top favorite for the Most Improved Player plum.