Wed. Feb 28th, 2024

Ateneo’s Kacey Dela Rosa.–UAAP PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Kacey Dela Rosa grew to become the Ateneo Blue Eagles’ first UAAP girls’s basketball Most Priceless Participant in 16 years.

The sophomore heart topped the statistical race to seize the highest particular person award within the Season 86 girls’s basketball event with 83.86 statistical factors (SPs), edging runner-up Josee Kaputu of Far Japanese College, who garnered 82.0 SPs.

Dela Rosa, final yr’s Rookie of the Yr, is the most recent Blue Eagle to win the MVP after Cassy Tioseco’s back-to-back runs in 2006 and 2007.

Dela Rosa averaged 19.6 factors, 12.0 rebounds, and a couple of.6 blocks to steer Ateneo to its second straight Closing 4 look earlier than getting eradicated by the twice-to-beat defending champion Nationwide College.

Kacey Dela Rosa.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.web

Dela Rosa and Kaputu led the Legendary staff with College of Santo Tomas star Kent Pastrana, who was third within the race with 77.71 SPs, Ateneo’s Junize Calago (70.71), and one other Growling Tigress Tantoy Ferrer (68.57).

Favour Onoh, who led College of the Philippines to bronze, gained the Rookie of the Yr as she was fourth and the top-performing freshman within the statistical race with 72.71 SPs. She didn’t make it to the Legendary Crew as just one overseas student-athlete is eligible to be a part of the choice.

Nationwide U’s Stef Berberabe (63.09) and Karl Pingol (62.79) positioned sixth and seventh, respectively. Ateneo graduating guard Jhazmin Joson was ninth with 62.07 SPs, whereas her teammate Sarah Makanjuola accomplished the highest ten with 61.93 SPs.

Dela Rosa and the opposite awardees will obtain their trophies on Sunday in Recreation 2 of the NU-UST Finals at Good Araneta Coliseum.



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