Tolomia frontrunner in three-man race for D-League MVP
Mike Tolomia could go home with two hardwares on Tuesday.
The FEU guard isn’t just a win away from giving Phoenix another D-League championship in the 2016 Foundation Cup, but he could also end up with the conference MVP award.
Consistent all conference long, Tolomia is the favorite to snare the plum after averaging 19.9 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 4.7 assists while also helping the Accelerators book a return trip to the Finals.
Teammate Mac Belo was the hands down MVP last Aspirants’ Cup, and the 6-foot-1 guard would love to follow suit while also helping Phoenix complete a sweep of Tanduay in Game 2 of the Finals on Tuesday.
But Tolomia is not the lone candidate for the award, as Cafe France’s Carl Bryan Cruz and Racal’s Jonathan Grey are also staking their claim for the honor.
Cruz has found his groove with the Bakers, leading the locals in scoring for the defending champs with his 15.9 points.
Grey has also been stellar for the top seed Tile Masters, leading the squad with 14.9 points and 2.9 assists.
What’s working against them, though, is that both of their teams failed to advance past the semifinals, further boosting Tolomia’s chances of taking home the honor.
Also getting considerations for the MVP award are Phoenix’s Ed Daquioag, Cafe France’s Mon Abundo, Racal’s Philip Paniamogan, and Tanduay’s Gelo Alolino and Reden Celda.