A couple of games have been cancelled this week due to Typhoon Glenda, but the matches that happened over the weekend are still enough of a treat to UAAP fans.

After two weeks and two battles for each team, only one of the players included in our previous list made it to our second installment of the MVP Watch. Read on to find out who!

5. MARK BELO, FEU

PPG FG% 3PT% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG TO

19.5

60.0 28.6 63.6 5.0 2.5 1.0 - 3.5

Mac Belo driving in traffic. (Photo Credit, Rappler)

 

Mac Belo is one of our honorable mentions (almost made it to the top 5) in Week 1.  Belo has been providing the Tamaraws with a much-needed offensive boost. To the delight of the crowd, he even slammed the ball twice in their game against UST.  His scoring so far has well exceeded his averages in the previous seasons. The chances of FEU this year may depend on the contribution and performance of him and of fellow veteran Mike Tolomia.

4. JETH ROSARIO, NU

PPG FG% 3PT% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG TO

13.0

48.0 33.3 25.0 7.5 1.0 - 1.0 2.0

Photo by Ver Marquez, Interaksyon

Jeth Rosario shoots over UST’s Karim Abdul (PHOTO CREDIT: Ver Marquez, Interkasyon)

 

Forward Jeth Rosario has helped the NU Bulldogs maintain a clean record of 2-0, norming 13 points and 7.5 rebounds per contest. He sparked the team’s run in the third quarter of their game against UST, and made his presence felt more in their next game against UP.  The numbers on his stat line has drastically improved from previous seasons. He’s playing his final year and he seems determined to make it count.

3. GELO ALOLINO, NU

PPG FG% 3PT% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG TO

16.5

58.3 50.0 50.0 2.5 1.5 2.5 - 1.5

Gelo Alolino makes his way past UP defender (PHOTO CREDIT: Czeasar Dancel, NPPA Images)

 

Gelo Alolino is one of the brightest spots for NU after two-time MVP Ray Parks has left the team. Coach Eric Altamirano has tasked him to lead the Bulldogs on and off the court. He’s a smart playmaker and can be deadly on the fastbreak. This starting PG is the leading scorer for NU. He played a career game against the UP Fighting Maroons, posting 20 points, two rebounds, two assists, and two steals.

2. JASON PERKINS, DLSU

PPG FG% 3PT% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG TO

18.0

53.8 25.0 100.0 10.5 2.5 0.5 - 1.5

Josh Albelda, Rappler

Jason Perkins fights off defenders under the basket (PHOTO CREDIT: Josh Albelda, Rappler)

 

Fil-Am Jason Perkins has been showing his versatility this season. He tallied 25 points (six from the 3-pt line), ten rebounds, and four assists in their loss against the Blue Eagles. He was a headache for the Ateneo defenders, who couldn’t stop him from scoring inside the paint, as well as outside. Perkins has been the most consistent among his fellow La Salle big men. He’s one of the leading rebounders in the league with a total of 21 boards in two outings.

1. KIEFER RAVENA, ADMU

PPG FG% 3PT% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG TO

25.5

51.4 60.0 77.8 4.5 3.0 2.5 0.5 2.5

Kiefer Ravena capitalizes on mismatch against DLSU’s Almond Vosotros (PHOTO CREDIT: Jerome Ascano, Spin)

 

The Blue Mamba is number one on the list for the second straight week! In their first game, he tied his previous season high of 22 points. In their second game, he exceeded this and set a new career high of 29 points. He was waxing hot from downtown in the final frame of their game against rival La Salle. He’s top in the league in points and steals. His defensive gambles are paying off as the numbers show that the opponent’s ball gets stolen 4.2 percent of the time while he’s on the floor.

Ateneo faithfuls have high expectations of Kiefer, and so far, he’s over-delivering. He’s bouncing back strong and slowly erasing last season’s drop in performance from everyone’s minds.

Honorable Mentions

Player Team PPG FG% 3PT% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG TO

Von Pessumal

ADMU 14.5 40.7 33.3 100.0 5.5 1.5 - - 1.5

Alfred Aroga

NU 12.0 52.4 - 40.0% 7.5 0.5 0.5 1.5 3.5

Karim Abdul

UST 13.5 39.3 - 50.0 8.5 2.0 1.0 1.0 4.0

MVP Watch Archives

Week One