Star guard Terrence Romeo of Far Eastern University leads the race for Most Valuable Player award after the first round of UAAP Season 76.
Romeo, who led the Tamaraws to a sweep of the first round, registered 79 statistical points (SPs) after averaging a league-leading 22.6 points along with 6.3 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.4 steals per game.
Reigning two-time MVP Ray Parks came second in the tally after collecting 76.14 SPs. He averaged 18.9 points, 9.4 rebounds and 4.4 assists for National University, which has a 4-3 win-loss card for a three-way tie in second place.
University of the East center Charles Mammie, who leads the league in rebounding with 17.8 a game, is at third with 74.83 SPs, while NU big man Emmanuel Mbe sits at fourth with 67.28 SPs.
Completing the top ten players in contention for the MVP award are University of the East’s Roi Sumang (66.14 SPs), UST’s Karim Abdul (62.71 SPs), FEU’s RR Garcia (58.86 SPs), Ateneo’s Ryan Buenafe (56.57 SPs); Adamson’s Jericho Cruz (56.00 SPs) and La Salle’s Jeron Teng (55.71 SPs).
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