Reinhard Jumamoy has made National University Nazareth School history.
The 5-foot-11 floor general out of Cebu is set to become the first Bullpup to win the UAAP Boys’ Basketball Most Valuable Player trophy.
The awarding will take place on Friday at the Filoil Ecooil Centre prior to Game Two.
The NU-commit tallied a whopping 102.5 statistical points – way ahead of the pack. Jumamoy totaled 253 points, 136 rebounds, 97 assists, 39 steals, and eight blocks in the 14-game elimination round.
The Bullpups, though, were not able to make it to the Finals after bowing to Far Eastern University-Diliman.
Joining Jumamoy in the Mythical Five are Ateneo big man Kristian Porter (91.846), FEU-D’s Johnrey Pasaol (85.143), UPIS big man Kobe Demisana (85.143), and DLSZ’s Rhyle Melencio (81.429).
Porter, a Grade 11 big man out of Sacred Heart, averaged 19.77 points, 14.92 rebounds, 2.92 assists, 1.69 steals, and 1.0 blocks per game for the Blue Eagles.
Meanwhile, Johnrey, brother of former UE super scorer Alvin, normed 16.8 points, 4.87 rebounds, 6.13 assists, and 2.53 steals for the Baby Tamaraws.
The Juniors Archers’ Melencio, also in Grade 12, tallied a double-double in all 14 games this season, norming 17.36 points and 14.93 rebounds per contest.
Demisana, a grade 12 native of Bacolod, put up numbers of 17.64 points, 12.64 rebounds, 2.64 assists, 2.14 steals, and 4.07 blocks for the Fighting Maroons.
Meanwhile, the Rookie of the Year is UPIS’ Daryl Valdeavilla, who averaged 14.0 points, 4.75 rebounds, 2.75 assists, and 1.83 steals per game.