Wed. Feb 28th, 2024

La Salle’s Kevin Quiambao (17) throughout Recreation 3 of the UAAP Season 86 males’s basketball Finals in opposition to UP.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.internet

MANILA, Philippines — Kevin Quiambao added one other Most Helpful Participant award to cap his sophomore yr as he emerged as one of the best participant of the UAAP Season 86 males’s basketball Finals.

Quiambao saved his greatest for final with 24 factors, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, and two blocks to energy La Salle previous College of the Philippines, 73-69, in Recreation 3 on Wednesday in entrance of a document crowd of 25,192 at Sensible Araneta Coliseum.

However shortly after the Inexperienced Archers captured their first championship since 2016, Quiambao maybe bought too excited and introduced throughout a TV interview that he was returning for yet another yr however solely to say in a later interview that he would give it a number of extra weeks earlier than deciding about his future.

“I feel for now I’ll get some relaxation after which these subsequent few weeks you’ll know what my future is,” Quiambao advised reporters.

Kevin Quiambao.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.internet

The 6-foot-6 ahead, who grew to become the primary native in eight years to be named UAAP Season MVP, scored 10 of La Salle’s closing 15-4 run after trailing by seven within the remaining body.

Quiambao displayed his all-around brilliance all season lengthy as he averaged 14.7 factors, 9.3 rebounds 2.7 assists, and 1.7 blocks within the finals.

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