Kiefer Ravena leads MVP race after first round
MANILA, Philippines – Ateneo star player Kiefer Ravena is the early front runner for this season’s Most Valuable Player award after the UAAP men’s basketball tournament first round eliminations.
Ravena, the son of former PBA player Bong Ravena, amassed a total of 80.00 statistical points (SPs) after putting up league-leading averages of 23.0 points, 5.1 assists, 5.1 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game, according to UAAP Sports TV.
This helped propel the Blue Eagles to the top the standings with a 6-1 record after seven games.
Coming in at a distant second is Jeron Teng of defending champion De La Salle University. The son of retired PBA player Alvin Teng garnered a total of 61.71 SPs on per game averages of 15.0 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.4 assists.
Teng, the Season 76 Finals MVP, also towed the Green Archers to a 5-2 win-loss card for a share of joint third with National University (NU).
Ateneo’s Chris Newsome followed with 60.42 SPs, while Mac Belo of Far Eastern University (FEU) and Karim Abdul of University of Sto. Tomas (UST) completed the top five.
Belo tallied 57.71 SPs and Abdul got 56.16.
Completing the top 10 are NU’s Alfred Aroga (55.42), FEU’s Mike Tolomia (55.14), Ateneo rookie Arvin Tolentino (53.42), NU’s Troy Rosario (53.28), and La Salle’s Jason Perkins (50.00).