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Castro now wants the main prize after copping Best Player of the Conference plum


Jayson Castro is keeping his eyes on winning the title for the TNT KaTropa after being named Best Player of the Conference in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.

“Syempre, masaya ako. Pero syempre, number one goal din namin is makuha yung championship,” Castro said after TNT suffered a 106-101 loss to San Miguel as the championship series gets leveled at two games apiece.

It was Castro’s fifth BPC award, tying him for second-most with Danny Ildefonso.

“Sobrang na-appreciate ko yun. Sa age kong ito, nakakuha pa ako ng award na ganoon. At least, nakikita niyo pa yung hard work ko,” said the 33-year-old.

The Blur is averaging 15.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 6.2 assists in the conference and was instrumental in towing the KaTropa to the Finals for the first time in two years.

Castro and the rest of TNT hope that they make the right adjustments in time for the pivotal Game Five on Wednesday as the KaTropa gun to close in on what would be their first championship since 2015.

“Ang tagal na rin naming di nagcha-champion. Sila lagi silang nagcha-champion eh. Sana kami naman,” he said.