As we are drawing near towards the end of the elimination round, the competition is now shaping up in the MVP race. With each team only playing once this week, will there be significant movements in our MVP Watch? Will there be newcomers? We shall see. Here now is the UAAP Season 76 MVP Watch: Week 6.

5. Karim Abdul (UST) (Previous Rank: 5)

Pts Rebs Blks Mins True
Shooting %
Usage
Rate
Statistical
Points
15.1 11.6 1.4 32.2 50.9% 24.9% 65.4
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Karim Abdul is making a strong case as the league’s best center. (Photo Credit: Inboundpass.com)

As good as Karim Abdul has been playing as of late, it has not been translating to UST wins. The Growling Tigers are now on a three-game skid and currently out of the top four. Nevertheless, we cannot take away his tremendous effort on both ends of the court lately. And he has been making a solid case that he is the best center in the league. Last week, he outdueled the animated center Charles Mammie in their loss to UE. This week, Abdul simply outclassed his NU counterpart in Emmanuel Mbe in their showdown by pouring 18 points and 12 rebounds in another losing effort.

If UST continues losing despite great performances by Abdul, there stands a chance that he may be overlooked in this MVP race. With Jeric Teng back in the mix, it shall look brighter for UST’s Final Four hopes and subsequently, for Abdul’s MVP case.

4. Emmanuel Mbe (NU) (Previous Rank: 4)

Pts Rebs Stls Mins True
Shooting %
Usage
Rate
Statistical
Points
15.5 11.3 1.1 30.6 56.6% 24.7% 65.7
(Photo Credit: Inboundpass.com)

After registering only four points versus UST, Emmanuel Mbe is bound to come back strong. (Photo Credit: Inboundpass.com)

Emmanuel Mbe really had a hard time against Abdul as he recorded a season-low four points. Nevertheless, the NU Bulldogs are now riding high on a four-game winning streak.  But consider this UST performance as an outlier. We all know that Mbe can put up double-double numbers on a normal day. He was simply outdone by the more aggressive and energetic Abdul. However, once everything is said and done, what probably matters more for him is the NU win as they inch closer to the top spot of  team standings.

3. Bobby Ray Parks (NU) (Previous Rank: 3)

Pts Rebs Asts Mins True
Shooting %
Usage
Rate
Statistical
Points
16.5 8.6 4.3 31.0 43.2% 30.4% 71.3
(Photo Credit: Czeasar Dancel, NPPA Images)

Bobby Ray Parks and the NU Bulldogs are on a four-game winning streak. (Photo Credit: Czeasar Dancel, NPPA Images)

And his Season 76 shooting woes continue (30.6% FG, 19.6% 3-PT). Bobby Ray Parks never shot this badly in his two MVP seasons. So why is he still here at the MVP Watch? It’s because he provides huge numbers in the other categories as he is averaging 8.6 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game this season. It is also helping his case now that NU are sitting solo second, a full game behind the FEU Tamaraws.

With four games left in the elimination round for NU, there is still a good shot that Parks will claim his third straight MVP plum. If the Bulldogs keep on winning and if he will be able to overcome this shooting slump, he might go higher in the MVP Watch.

2. Roi Sumang (UE) (Previous Rank: 2)

Pts Rebs Asts  Mins  True
Shooting %
 Usage
Rate
 Statistical
Points
19.8 5.3 4.8 35.1 49.8% 26.2% 68.6
(Photo Credit: Pinoy Exchange)

Roi Sumang is UAAP’s Mr. 4th quarter. (Photo Credit: Pinoy Exchange)

When you are up against Roi Sumang and UE Red Warriors, there is no such thing as safe lead. Again, he showed everyone that he is  UAAP’s Mr. 4th quarter as he tallied 12 points (outscoring the entire FEU sqaud who had 11) in the final canto to send this game to extra periods. But the Tamaraws proved to be too resilient and escaped with a narrow victory in double overtime.

There is no question, the Red Warrioirs will only go as far as Sumang goes. With five games left in UE’s elimination round, Sumang has lots of time to make a valiant push to the top of the MVP Watch.

1. Terrence Romeo (FEU) (Previous Rank: 1)

Pts Rebs Asts Mins True
Shooting %
Usage
Rate
Statistical
Points
20.8 5.9 3.8 30.5 47.5% 37.1% 72.5
(Photo Credit: Pinoy Exchange)

Terrence Romeo steers FEU to their first win in the second round. (Photo Credit: Pinoy Exchange)

For the sixth week, Terrence Romeo is standing at the summit of the MVP Watch.

Without the suspended RR Garcia, the FEU Tamaraws delivered a sensational victory over UE Red Warriors in what could be the greatest game of the season. As expected, it was Romeo who steered the Tamaraws as he notched a career-high 30 points and added seven rebounds and four assists to halt their two-game losing streak and remain atop of the team standings.

To all Terrence Romeo’s critics and bros??? out there, this might be the more appropriate thing you will ever get from him than raising his middle finger. He delivered just when FEU needed him the most. And just to remind you, he did all of this with an ankle injury.


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