MANILA, Philippines – Rain or Shine Elasto Painters guard Jericho Cruz was named the 2016 PBA Most Improved Player of the year during the league’s Leo Awards on Friday, October 14, at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.
After averaging only 6.4 points and 2.4 rebounds a game in his rookie season, Cruz increased his numbers to 12.5 points and 3.2 rebounds a contest in 2015-2016. The former Adamson standout also helped lead Rain or Shine to a title in the 2016 Commissioner’s Cup.
June Mar Fajardo of the San Miguel Beermen was also named the recipient of the 2016 PBA Samboy Lim Sportsmanship Award on Friday. The award was named after its first ever winner, PBA legend Samboy Lim. – Rappler.com