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MANILA, Philippines – Meralco Bolts standout Chris Newsome was named the 2016 PBA Rookie of the Year during the league’s Leo Awards on Friday, October 14, at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.
Newsome, who’s helped lead Meralco to the 2016 Governors’ Cup Finals, has averaged 12 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 3.9 assists a game this season.
The former Ateneo Blue Eagle was the fourth pick in the 2015 PBA Draft. Other nominees for the award were Art Dela Cruz, Mav Ahanmisi, Mo Tautuaa, and Troy Rosario. – Rappler.com