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San Beda’s Calvin Oftana wins NCAA MVP

first_imgSan Beda’s Calvin Oftana (7) has been named NCAA Season 95 MVP after leading the Red Lions to an 18-0 sweep in the elimination round. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Calvin Oftana, playing consistently throughout San Beda’s 18-game sweep, emerged as the MVP of the NCAA Season 95 men’s basketball tournament.The 6-foot-4 forward from Dumaguete City compiled a player average value (PAV) of 51.56 after tallying an average of 15.6 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.2 blocks during the elimination round that boosted the defending Red Lions’ stock to a rare 18-0 record.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ Anjo Caram has career game, Meralco claims twice-to-beat edge Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist View comments LATEST STORIES Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee San Beda’s Evan Nelle (45.39) and James Canlas-Kwekuteye (45.33) placed second and third in the MVP race while completing the Mythical Team are San Sebastian’s Allyn Bulanadi, the tournament’s leading scorer (45.28) and Jaycee Marcelino (43.94) of Lyceum.Oftana, who also made it to the all-defensive team, became the first player from San Beda to claim the MVP since Sudan Daniel in 2010. Justin Arana of Arellano was named rookie of the year and Letran’s Fran Yu got the nod for the season’s most improved player.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Donald Tankoua, San Beda’s Cameroonian center, was adjudged best foreign player while Lyceum’s Mike Nzeusseu became the tournament’s best defensive foreign player.Joining Oftana and the 6-foot-4 Arana in the all-defensive squad are Perpetual’s Ben Adamos, EAC’s JP Maguliano and San Sebastian’s JM Calma. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw ‘People evacuated on their own’ DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees Lyceum’s John Barba seized season MVP honors in the junior ranks, outshining teammate McLaude Guadana and San Beda’s Yukien Andrada and Justin Sanchez for the award.The awarding ceremony is scheduled Friday before Game 2 of the San Beda-Letran finals at the MOA Arena.last_img

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