6. Jayjay Helterbrand
In 2009, Helterbrand became the first point guard since Johnny Abarrientos to win the league’s highest honors. Fittingly, it came during the season that his backcourt buddy Mark Caguioa missed. Helterbrand put the team on his back and put together one of the finest performances for an undermanned Ginebra franchise, which narrowly lost in the 2009 Fiesta Conference to sister team San Miguel.
Helterbrand injured himself in that finals series, and one could argue that he has never been the same since. But his efforts that year were enough to etch his name into the record books forever.
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