MARIKINA CITY – Kiefer Ravena added another piece to his fast-growing collection of personal accolades by bagging the Most Valuable Player award of the 2016 Pilipinas Commercial Basketball League (PCBL) Chairman’s Cup in simple rites held in between games last May 25 (Wednesday) at the Marikina Sports Center. The Mighty Sports team leader also earned a spot in the Mythical Five.
Joining Ravena in the Mythical Five were teammate Bright Akhuetie, Cedric Ablaza of Foton Toplander, Raul Soyud of Biyaheng SCTEX and Jeff Alvin Viernes of Jumbo Plastic. Akhuetie was the hands down choice as Best Import beating out the likes of Ola Adeogun of Euro-Med Laboratories and Hamadou Laminou of Supremo Lex-OLFU.
The Defensive Team was also announced led by Jumbo Plastic center Jay-R Taganas. Completing the quintet are his teammate Stephen Siruma, Marlon Gomez of Foton Toplander, Rocky Acidre of Supremo Lex-OLFU and Kent Salado of Santa Lucia Realty.
Ravena led all Filipino scorers with 17.4 points per game entering Game Two of the Finals. Akhuetie was the tournament’s best scorer at 18.9 points and best rebounder with 16.8 per game.
PCBL Chairman Manuel “Buddy” Encarnado and Commissioner Joel Banal handed out the trophies to the winners.