Far Eastern University guard Terrence Romeo was officially awarded for being UAAP season 76′s best player in the men’s division on Saturday just before game two of the men’s basketball finals between La Salle and the University of Sto. Tomas at the Smart Araneta Colisuem.
UAAP Season 76 ”Most Valuable Player”
“I need to mature more and not to be hot-headed,” Romeo gratefully told the reporters in Filipino after the event.
The FEU guard led the Tamaraws to a 10-4 record at the end of the elimination round and collected 75.2857 statistical points (SPs) over the course of the season qualifying him to be this season’s MVP.
He also averaged a league-leading 22.2 points per game to go along with 6.3 rebounds and 3.9 assists.
With a trophy and a Samsung Ativ Book 2 laptop, Romeo was the third guard in UAAP history to win the award following fellow Tamaraws RR Garcia and Jhonny Abarrientos.
“I’m so happy because not everyone is given this chance to win the award. My hardwork bore fruit,” he said.
Romeo vows to do everything to bring the title back to the Tamaraws as he leads FEU on his last playing year with RR Garcia gone,
“That is my ultimate goal. Next year, before I leave FEU, the community has to be proud of us,” Romeo also said.
Romeo was also named Season 76’s PS Bank Maaasahan Player of the Year and Jollibee Champ of the Season.
Other Special Awards
Romeo also joined Roi Sumang of University of the East, Ray Parks of National University (NU), Jason Perkins of De la Salle University (DLSU) and Karim Abdul of the University of Sto. Tomas (UST) in this year’s UAAP Mythical 5 Team.
University of the Philippines’ Kyles Lao was adjudged as the rookie-of-the year, while Ferdinand “Thirdy” Ravena of Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) was named as the Juniors Most Valuable Player.
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APPETON Most Improved Player of the Season – Arnold Van Opstal