Ravena bags UAAP MVP award; Tolentino to be named ROY
MANILA, Philippines - Add a season MVP award to Kiefer Ravena's list of lengthy accomplishments.
The Ateneo Blue Eagles superstar will be named the UAAP Season 77 men's basketball Most Valuable Player after finishing the elimination round with the highest amount of statistical points (77.64).
After spending most of the 2013 UAAP season hobbled by an ankle injury, "The Phenom" came back with a vengeance the following year. In 14 games, Ravena averaged 21.2 PPG, 5.9 RPG, and 5.6 APG while leading ADMU to the best record and top seed in the UAAP standings (11-3).
Coming in second in the MVP race was La Salle's Jeron Teng (68.21 SPs), who averaged 18.1 PPG, 7.1 RPG, and 4.0 APG for the defending champions that ended their Season 77 campaign with a 10-4 record.
FEU's (10-4) Mac Belo, who's also a candidate for UAAP Most Improved Player of the Year, came in second with 61.29 SPs. In 14 games, the Tamaraw slotman registered 16.1 PPG, 7.1 RPG, and 2.5 APG.
Ravena's teammate, Chris Newsome (60.64 SPs), and UST (5-9) big man Karim Abdul (57.62 SPs), came in fourth and fifth place, respectively.
Here's the tally of top-placers in the UAAP statistical points category:
Blue Eagles big man Arvin Tolentino will be crowned the men's basketball tournament Rookie of the Year after finishing with the highest statistical points (40.21) among freshmen.
Tolentino's college career got off to a resounding start as he compiled high-scoring performances in his first few games. Despite seeing his production lessen in the tournament's second round, the former San Beda Red Cub built enough of a threshold to win the ROY plum.
Tolentino finished the elimination round with averages of 8.0 PPG and 5.6 RPG.
Coming in second in the ROY race is La Salle's Prince Rivero, who finished with 28.5 SPs after averaging 4.6 PPG and 4.2 RPG.
The awards are expected to be handed out to the winners prior to game two of this season's finals. - Rappler.com
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