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CJ Perez named PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup MVP

/ 04:16 PM April 26, 2018

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Leading Zark’s Burger-Lyceum to the Finals, CJ Perez was named as the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Conference Most Valuable Player on Thursday.

The 24-year-old averaged 17.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 1.9 steals as he dragged the sixth seed Jawbreakers from the brink of elimination to the championship round.

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His leadership allowed Zark’s-Lyceum to become the lowest-ranked team to reach the Finals.

PBA commissioner Willie Marcial bestowed the honor on Perez before Game 2 of the Finals at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.

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He edged teammate Jaycee Marcelino, Samboy de Leon and Allyn Bulanadi of Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian, Jerrick Ahanmisi and Sean Manganti of Akari-Adamson, and Rian Ayonayon and Gab Banal of Marinerong Pilipino.

This wasn’t Perez’ first time to be feted as the best individual performer of a tournament, winning the Most Valuable Player award this past NCAA Season 93.

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