MANILA, Philippines — Kevin Quiambao added one other Most Helpful Participant award to cap his sophomore 12 months as he emerged as one of the best participant of the UAAP Season 86 males’s basketball Finals.
Quiambao saved his greatest for final with 24 factors, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, and two blocks to energy La Salle previous College of the Philippines, 73-69, in Recreation 3 on Wednesday in entrance of a file crowd of 25,192 at Sensible Araneta Coliseum.
However shortly after the Inexperienced Archers captured their first championship since 2016, Quiambao maybe obtained too excited and introduced throughout a TV interview that he was returning for another 12 months however solely to say in a later interview that he would give it a number of extra weeks earlier than deciding about his future.
“I believe for now I’ll get some relaxation after which these subsequent few weeks you’ll know what my future is,” Quiambao advised reporters.
The 6-foot-6 ahead, who grew to become the first native in eight years to be named UAAP Season MVP, scored 10 of La Salle’s closing 15-4 run after trailing by seven within the remaining body.
Quiambao displayed his all-around brilliance all season lengthy as he averaged 14.7 factors, 9.3 rebounds 2.7 assists, and 1.7 blocks within the finals.
Final season’s Rookie of the 12 months attributed his profitable 12 months to all his coaches, particularly Topex Robinson.
“I trusted the system of our coaches. I grind on daily basis by way of my physique match, diet, power and conditioning, and enhance all of the facets of my recreation. It resulted to a championship, Finals and Season MVP,” mentioned Quiambao. “It feels nice. Coach Topex unleashed my potential. Thanks Lord, my teammates, and our teaching workers, particularly my power and conditioning coach and nutritionist.”