Fajardo leads BPC race; Ravena, Pogoy in top 5

June Mar Fajardo leads the 2019 PBA Governors' Cup Best Player of the Conference award, but two young guns aren't too far behind.

The reigning five-time MVP sits atop the hill after amassing 38.4 statistical points at the end of the elimination round, while lifting the Beermen to No. 5 at the end of the elimination round. But Fajardo winning another BPC plum in the season-ending conference could be in peril after the Beermen bowed to Ginebra in the quarterfinals on Sunday.

Columbian Dyip star CJ Perez (37.2) and NLEX prized guard Kiefer Ravena (36.1) are ranked second and third, respectively.

Perez, who led the league in points (23.2) and steals (2.5) after the eliminations, is virtually out of contention as the Dyip failed to make the playoffs, which means Ravena has a better shot at the plum.

Since coming off an 18-month FIBA ban, Ravena has enhanced his playmaking abilities, leading the league in assists (8.2) while also helping the Road Warriors snag the top spot.

Rounding out the top five are TNT's RR Pogoy (35.3) and Meralco's Raymond Almazan (33.8).

Meanwhile, TNT's KJ McDaniels leads the Best Import race with 62.1 statistical points. McDaniels was at the forefront of the KaTropa's resurgence, posting norms of (league-best) 37.1 points and 3.5 blocks to lead the team to seven straight victories.

Michael Qualls, who has played five games for NorthPort, is in second with 56.6 SPs, while Meralco's resident import Allen Durham is ranked third after garnering 56.0 SPs.