Alaska Aces import, Robert Dozier gets first ever Bobby Parks Trophy after winning in statistics as well as media, players, and PBA votes.
With 1233 points, Robert Dozier became the first recipient of the Bobby Parks Trophy, topping Ginebra’s Vernon Macklin (926), San Mig Coffee’s Denzel Bowles (644) and Talk n Text’s Tony Mitchell (515).
“It’s a nice individual award,” said Dozier. “It’s a great feeling to win this one, but my priority is really winning the championship.”
Sheryl Reyes, the agent who represents both Dozier and Macklin, said the Alaska import deserves the plum.
“Among the imports I sent, it’s him whom I don’t have any problem dealing with,” said Reyes.
Tenorio and Robert Dozier were awarded their trophies moments before Game Three of the Alaska-Ginebra finale at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Tenorio and Abueva ended in a virtual dead heat in the statistical points derby, averaging 28.3 and 28.5 statistical points a game.
The Ginebra sentinel finished with the highest SP total of 480 points but the Alaska top freshman got a slightly better SP average on the strength of a high 150 won-game bonus points.
Tenorio averaged 13.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 1.9 steals and 0.1 block while Abueva normed 11.7 points, 8.9 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.7 steal and 0.7 block through the semis.
In good sportsmanship gesture, Abueva gave Tenorio an applause after the announcement of the BPC winner. (SB)