Time flies so fast indeed. We are now on the homestretch. With six games left in the season, the MVP contenders have only either one or two games to push their respective cases for the MVP award. Without further ado, here is the week eight of the MVP Watch.

5. Roi Sumang (UE) (Previous Rank: 5)

Points Rebounds Assists Minutes True
Shooting%
Usage
Rate
Statistical
Points
 19.3  5.0  4.5  35.7  47.7%  27.2% 63.5
(Photo Credit: Pinoy Exchange)

It was an amazing run by Roi Sumang and UE Red Warriors. (Photo Credit: Pinoy Exchange)

Living up to the moniker of his team, Roi Sumang showed everyone the warrior in him. He squeezed every ounce of greatness inside him until his knee suddenly gave up in the closing stages of the game against Ateneo. He almost single-handedly steered the Warriors to a much-needed victory as he poured 20 of his 27 points in the first half. However, the Blue Eagles were able to turn the tide in the second half and snag the win.

It is unfortunate that we might have seen the last of Sumang this season with him probably sitting out UE’s remaining two games. Nevertheless, it was an incredible season for the explosive Sumang and his famous sideburns. We hope that he’ll recover from this injury and come back stronger and better next season.

4. Karim Abdul (UST) (Previous Rank: 4)

Points Rebounds Blocks Minutes True
Shooting%
Usage
Rate
Statistical
Points
15.5  12.4 1.9 33.0 47.7%  26.9%  69.9
Karim Abdul scored only seven points, one-third of his second round average, in UST's demolition of UP. (Photo Credit: Pinoy Exchange)

Karim Abdul scored only seven points, one-third of his second round average, in UST’s demolition of UP. (Photo Credit: Pinoy Exchange)

Despite Karim Abdul’s shooting woes for the entire game, he managed to make a noticeable impact on the demolition of UP Fighting Maroons. Abdul only tallied seven points but clobbered a season-high 21 rebounds. Not only that, he was able to limit UP’s slotman Raul Soyud who is putting up incredible performances recently.

With two games left for UST, Abdul still has time to go up in the MVP Watch. He has all the needed motivations to perform well in the remaining games as  UST battles it out with Ateneo for the last ticket to Final Four.

3. Emmanuel Mbe (NU) (Previous Rank: 1)

Points Rebounds Steals Minutes True
Shooting%
Usage
Rate
Statistical
Points
 14.7 11.2 0.8 30.7  55.4%  24.1%  62.6
(Photo Credit: Pinoy Exchange)

Mbe slides to third after claiming the top spot last week. (Photo Credit: Pinoy Exchange)

After spending one week on top of our MVP Watch, NU’s slotman Emmanuel Mbe falls two places this week. Once again, he showed his not-so-sexy but steady game as he notched his tenth double-double of the season in their victory against UP. However, Mbe was a non-factor, tallied a season-low four points an added eight boards, in NU’s pulsating loss to DLSU Green Archers, the hottest team in the league today.

With one elimination game remaining for NU (against Ateneo), Mbe has to come up a sensational performance if he intends to go back to the summit of MVP Watch and snag the coveted MVP plum.

2. Terrence Romeo (FEU) (Previous Rank: 3)

Points Rebounds Assists Minutes True
Shooting%
Usage
Rate
Statistical
Points
 21.4  6.1 3.8 31.3 46.6%  36.6% 72.8
(Photo Credit: Pinoy Exchange)

Terrence Romeo lit up the scoring board once again as he exploded for a career-high 32 points against Adamson. (Photo Credit: Pinoy Exchange)

The former number one on this list reminded us how awesome and gifted a scorer he is as he lit up for a career-high 32 points against the struggling Adamson Falcons in a high-scoring contest. Adding to his enormous scoring output is his eight rebounds and four assists to showcase his ability to be an all-around player.

As FEU finishes the elimination against the winless UP Fighting Maroons, there is  a huge probability for them to snag their tenth victory this season. And if Terrence can come up with a brilliant performance like in their last outing, he can make his way back to the summit of MVP Watch.

1. Bobby Ray Parks (NU) (Previous Rank: 2)

Points Rebounds Assists Minutes True
Shooting%
Usage
Rate
Statistical
Points
 17.8 8.5  4.0 31.5  46.5% 30.5% 73.3
(Photo Credit: Pinoy Exchange)

Bobby Parks surges to the top of MVP Watch with impressive performances this week. (Photo Credit: Pinoy Exchange)

Bobby Ray Parks just peaked at the right time to push his case for an unprecedented third straight MVP plum. Against UP, he put up a sensational and efficient all-around performance with 30 points on 12-20 shooting, 10 rebounds and five assists. Meanwhile against DLSU, Parks almost steered NU to its seventh straight victory but Jeron Teng had other plans.

Even with only a game left in NU’s schedule, Parks still has not locked the MVP award yet. Romeo is just a stone away in terms of statistical points and his team, FEU, is still vying for the top spot along with NU and DLSU. The remaining games in the eliminations are definitely crucial not only in the Final Four seedings but also to the individual honors.