Jones dethrones Brownlee, tops McCullough for PBA Best Import plum

MANILA, Philippines – A cut above the rest.

Terrence Jones' dominance in the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup culminated as he captured the Best Import of the Conference award in landslide fashion. 

As the catalyst of TNT's finals return after a two-year drought, Jones garnered 1,254 points to dethrone Barangay Ginebra's Justin Brownlee and top San Miguel's Chris McCullough and Rain or Shine's Carl Montgomery. 

The former NBA player led all categories, finishing with 584 statistical points and amassing 477 media, 79 player, and 150 Commissioner's Office votes. 

Jones normed 30.2 points, 15.7 rebounds, 7.5 assists, 2.8 blocks, and 1.5 steals through the semifinals and helped bring TNT back to relevance following 3 straight conferences of either missing the playoffs or exiting early in the quarterfinals.

Brownlee had 882 points, McCullough tallied 729 points, while Montgomery chalked up 399 points. –

Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.