Cameroonian center Karim Abdul of University of Santo Tomas leads the race for the Most Valuable Player award after the first round of UAAP Season 75.
Karim Abdul, only on his second year for the Tigers, collected 81.71 statistical points (SPs) after averaging 17.6 points and 13 rebounds a game, according to statistics provided by SOHO Connect Inc. and Imperium Technology, Inc.
The 6-foot-6 center also led the UST to a six-game winning streak to finish the first round with a 6-1 win-loss record, tying defending champion Ateneo on top of the standings.
Reigning MVP Bobby Ray Parks of National University is at second with 76.71 SPs. He leads the league in scoring (20.7 points per game), assists (five per game), and steals (1.9 per game).
Meanwhile, La Salle’s Jeron Teng amassed 58.29 SPs after averaging 16.7 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists and looks poised to win the Rookie of the Year Award.
Completing the top ten players in contention for the MVP award are Ateneo’s prized big man Greg Slaughter (68.14 SPs), Far Eastern University’s Terrence Romeo (66.14 SPs),
NU’s Emmanuel Mbe (57.43 SPs), UST’s Jeric Teng (56 SPs), Ateneo’s Nico Salva (55 SPs), UST’s Aljon Mariano (53.86 SPs) and Ateneo’s Kiefer Ravena (53.14 SPs).
FEU’s Jerie Pingoy, meanwhile, leads all players in the junior’s division with his 75 SPs. Completing the top five are UST’s Alvin Ungria (70.29 SPs), La Salle Zobel’s Henri Subido (67.86 SPs), NU’s Reggienal Morido (67. 17 SPs) and Ateneo’s Ferdinand Ravena (62.43 SPs).
In Women’s Basketball, Allana Lim of FEU tops the MVP race with her 77.29 SPs, followed by Snow Penaranda of Adamson (65.14 SPs), Camille Sambile of FEU (60.67 SPs), Maica Cortes of UST (60.57 SPs), and Jezza Taroja of Adamson (58.86 SPs).