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UAAP: Parks becomes back-to-back MVP, Jeron Teng wins Rookie of the Year

October 11, 2012 3:16pm

Bobby Ray Parks became the league's most recent back-to-back MVP, claiming the plume anew on Thursday, during the awards ceremony prior to the start of game two of the 2012 UAAP Finals.

The last player to pull off such a feat was FEU alum Arwind Santos, in 2004 and 2005.

In Season 75, Parks averaged 21.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.3 blocks in the elimination round, up from his Season 74 figures of 20.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.1 blocks.

Joining him in the Mythical Five were UST Growling Tiger Karim Abdul, ADMU Blue Eagle Greg Slaughter, FEU Tamaraw Terrence Romeo, and DLSU Green Archer Jeron Teng, who was also honored with the Rookie of the Year prize.

The younger brother of UST's Jeric Teng normed 16.6 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.6 assists during the elimination round of his first year.

The UAAP uses a formula to compute for statistical points, which in turn is the basis for the MVP, Mythical Five, and Rookie of the Year titles.

In other categories, Ateneo's Kiefer Ravena won the Enervon Todo Bigay Player of the Season award, via a fan vote, teammate Slaughter won the RCBC Game-Changing Player of the Season, and the MVP Parks added the titles Jollibee Champ of the Season and PSB Bank Maaasahan Player of the Season to his mantle.

Meanwhile in the juniors' division, FEU Baby Tam Jerie Pingoy repeated as MVP, forming part of the Mythical Five, along with Ferdinand Ravena of Ateneo High School, Henri Subido of De La Salle Zobel, UST Baby Tiger Alvin Ungria, and NU Bullpup Reginnal Morido, with the latter also being named Rookie of the Year.

Pingoy's Tams also won the Juniors title after a 113-109 triple overtime game versus NU.

For the women's division, Adamson University Lady Falcon Princess Cochico was named Rookie of the Year, while FEU's Allana Lim copped the MVP title after leading the Lady Tams to back-to-back titles. Along with her in the Mythical Five was her teammate Marilourd Borja, DLSU's Aracelie Abaca, UST's Maica Cortes and Adamson's Mary Snow Penaranda. - AMD, GMA News

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