ST.CLARE College standouts Aris Dionisio and Paeng Rebugio and coach Jino Manansala carted away most of the individual awards in the recent 16th NAASCU basketball tournament at the Makati Coliseum.
Dionisio, the Saints’ very own “Tower of Power”, bagged the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award and added the Best Rebounds and Best Blocks awards.
Rebugio ran away with Best Assists award.
Both Dionisio and Rebugio were also named to the Mythical First team, which also include Joseph Marquez of Our Lady of Fatima University, Carl Lumbao of Lyceum of Subic Bay and Subic Mike Ayonayon of Philippine Christian University.
Manansala was named as ‘Best Coach.’
Other special awardees were:
Rojay Santos of St. Clare (Rooie of the Year)
Von Tambeling of PCU (Scoring champion
Jerome Juanico of OLFU
Rommel Gruta (Beat referees).
In the junior division, Mark Yu of St. Clare and Karl Bautista of AMA University were honored as MCP and Top Rookie, respectively.
Joining Yu in the : Mythical Five are Raymart Lumabas of St. Clare, Javin Serrano of AMA, Jack Hoyohoy of Fatima and Jonathan Boholano of Rizal Technological University.
Manansala was also named Best Coach in the junior division.
Honored in the women’s division are Ella Rodriguez of Enderun Colleges (MVP) and coach Emilia Vega of Enderun (Best Coach).
With Rodriguez in the Mythical Five are Joylyn Pangilinan (Enderun), Christy Mier (RTU), Angelica Jaberto (RTU) and Patricia Evangelista of AMA University.
A Plaque of Appreciation was also given to Luisito Dacer “Boy” Cruz. B. Andaya