Mon. Mar 4th, 2024

UE large man Treasured Momowei.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.web

MANILA, Philippines — College of the East large man Treasured Momowei has misplaced his eligibility to win a person award within the UAAP Season 86 males’s basketball event after being slapped with a one-game suspension for committing a second unsportsmanlike foul on Sunday.

Earlier than his suspension, which was introduced by the league on Tuesday. Momowei was the frontrunner to win Rookie of the Yr.

Momowei will miss the Pink Warriors’ essential sport in opposition to defending champion Ateneo on Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Mall of Asia Area.

The 6-foot-9 Momowei was referred to as for his second unsportsmanlike foul within the second quarter of UE’s 86-76 loss to La Salle two days in the past.

He dedicated his first unsportsmanlike foul on October 15  in the course of the Pink Warriors’ sport in opposition to the Adamson Hovering Falcons within the first spherical.

Momowei’s absence is an enormous blow to UE (4-8), which has to win all of its remaining video games and hope Ateneo and Adamson lose theirs for an opportunity to make the Remaining 4.

Momowei led the Rookie of the Yr race after the primary spherical with 62.143 statistical factors forward of College of the Philippines’ Francis Lopez (58.571) and Ateneo’s Mason Amos (41.571). He was additionally eighth within the MVP ladder.

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