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Jonnel Policarpio wins PBA Draft Combine MVP

Team B1 ruled the PBA Season 49 Draft Combine mini-tournament after beating Team A3 in the Final, 61-44, Thursday at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.

Kurt Reyson top-scored with 18 points, while Agem Miranda produced 17 as the crew pulled away for good in the second quarter to reign triumphant in the tilt that served as a platform for prospects to garner interest from teams.

Jonnel Policarpio provided 14 points as he went on to earn Most Valuable Player honors, which came with prize money of P10,000.

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“Sobrang blessed at grateful ako na nakuha ko ‘yung MVP,” said the 6-foot-5 forward out of La Salle. “Pero bonus lang ‘to. Nagtulong-tulong kami.”

Policarpio led the Combine Mythical Five, which also featured potential top pick Justine Baltazar, Brandon Ramirez, Kurt Reyson, and Jordan Bartlett.

All five took home Php 5,000 apiece as they stood out among the nearly 60 out of the 70 aspirants that attended the two-day showcase.

Team A3, on the other hand, was led by the 19 points of Abdul Sawat in the loss. Robbie Darang was his lone backup with 14 points.

The Scores:

Team B1 (NorthPort/Phoenix) 61 – Reyson 18, Miranda 17, Policarpio 14, Catapusan 5, Hanapi 5, Enriquez 2, Mosqueda 0, Arciaga 0, Verdugo 0.

Team A3 (Meralco/NLEX) 44 – Sawat 19, Darang 14, Garcia 8, Puray 2, Penney 1, Talampas 0, Escador 0, Santos 0, Jose 0.

Quarterscores: 19-13, 35-24, 50-31, 61-44

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