After the opening weekend matches of Round 2, did your MVP bets move up or down the rankings? Find out in the sixth installment of our MVP Watch.

5. Mike Tolomia, FEU Tamaraws

Previous Rank: 9

Mike Tolomia jumps from #9 to #5. (Photo Credit: KC Cruz, GMA News)

PTS TREB AST STL BLK TOV

Per Game

16.5 4.3 3.9 0.3 0.0 4.0

PER USG% TS% eFG% AST% ORTG

Advanced

23.6 33.3 50.4 47.8 30.0 91.8

Mike Tolomia climbed up to the top five after averaging 19.5 points, 6 rebounds, and 4.5 assists in their games this week against Adamson and NU. The Tamaraw guard still has the highest usage rate (USG%) in the league, which means he uses a high percentage of his team’s scoring possessions and he knows how to utilize his time on the court. A high usage rate may mean that a player is hogging the ball, but such is not the case for Tolomia as evidenced by his high assist rate (AST%) of 30, which is third in the league. He’s also among the best in terms of Player Efficiency Rating (PER). Needless to say, this FEU star is a major factor why his team is currently one of the three squads sitting pretty on top of the standings.

Chris Newsome solo (Philip Sison, Fabilioh)

Awesome Newsome remains at #4 (Photo Credit: Philip Sison, Fabilioh)

4. Chris Newsome, Ateneo Blue Eagles

Previous Rank: 4

PTS TREB AST STL BLK TOV

Per Game

13.9 7.4 2.1 1.0 1.0 3.0

PER USG% TS% eFG% BLK% ORTG

Advanced

26.2 21.4 59.6 53.2 2.8 106.8

Chris Newsome has been an all-around player since his first season in the UAAP. His shooting efficiency remains impressive, with improved long-range capability to boot. He usually gets the tough task of guarding the opponent’s best scorer, which says a lot about his defensive abilities. Despite playing limited minutes in their recent game against La Salle, he managed to finish with 15 points (five of which were scored in the final stretch), five rebounds, three assists, two steals, and a block.

3. Mac Belo, FEU Tamaraws

Previous Rank: 2

Mac Belo drops to #3 but maintains highest PER (Photo Credit: Czeasar Dancel, NPPA Images)

PTS TREB AST STL BLK TOV

Per Game

17.4 6.0 2.4 0.4 0.6 3.0

PER USG% TS% eFG% AST% ORTG

Advanced

34.4 27.9 65.4 63.3 20.8 111.0

Mac Belo is really making a crazy efficient case this season. He tops the league in terms of PER, true shooting percentage (TS%), and effective field goal percentage (eFG%). He also has the highest offensive rating (ORTG) for players with USG% of above 20. To add to that, he is one of FEU’s most reliable defenders and rebounders along with Roger Pogoy and Anthony Hargrove. In their overtime victory against NU, Belo dropped game-high 23 points, including the winning free throws, and grabbed ten rebounds.

2. Jeron Teng, DLSU Green Archers

Previous Rank: 3

Jeron Teng gives the leading MVP contender a good challenge (Photo Credit: Ver Marquez, Interaksyon)

PTS TREB AST STL BLK TOV

Per Game

17.1 7.1 3.9 0.5 0.4 2.9

PER USG% TS% eFG% OREB% AST%

Advanced

28.9 30.2 48.2 38.9 10.9 26.9

Jeron Teng seemed invincible in their payback battle against rival Ateneo. Nobody could stop him from driving to the rim and scoring in various ways. He exploded for 32 points, six boards, five dimes, and a steal. Even his free throw shooting – his waterloo in previous seasons – was almost impeccable as he shot 85% from the charity stripe. This former Finals MVP is currently third in the league in terms of PER and USG%.

The King Eagle flies high for the sixth straight week (Photo Credit: Philip Sison, Fabilioh)

1. Kiefer Ravena, Ateneo Blue Eagles

Previous Rank: 1

PTS TREB AST STL BLK TOV

Per Game

22.9 5.3 5.3 1.4 0.1 2.5

PER USG% TS% eFG% AST% TOV%

Advanced

33.4 32.3 49.9 41.8 33.3 9.8

Kiefer Ravena has been a mainstay on top of our list since week one and he’s not showing signs of relinquishing the spot anytime soon. Yes, he may have his relatively off days, but his stat line remains super impressive. Against the Archers, Kiefer had a hard time shaking off defenders and fighting fatigue yet he still managed to contribute 22 points, six rebounds, six assists, and a steal. The Phenom is still UAAP’s top scorer and passer based on total points and assists. He’s second in several categories: PER, USG%, AST%, and TOV%.

Honorable Mentions

RANK PLAYER TEAM PTS TREB AST STL BLK TOV PER

6

Alfred Aroga NU 11.3 9.1 1.0 0.3 2.0 3.1 24.7

7

Troy Rosario NU 11.6 8.1 1.8 0.5 0.8 2.0 25.0

8

Jason Perkins DLSU 11.6 8.5 1.5 0.3 0.1 2.8 23.2

9

Karim Abdul UST 12.0 7.4 1.9 0.4 1.1 3.3 25.2

10

Arvin Tolentino ADMU 11.5 6.6 0.8 0.6 1.0 2.1 20.0

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