IN PHOTOS: Akhuetie tops UAAP Season 81 individual awards

 

 

 

MANILA, Philippines – University of the Philippines' Bright Akhuetie may have won the UAAP Season 81 Most Valuable Player award, but the Nigerian center made sure to celebrate the top individual honor with the rest of the Fighting Maroons. 

Akhuetie, the first MVP from UP since Eric Altamirano won in 1986, amassed a total of 82.5 statistical points (SPs).

Joining Akhuetie in the Mythical Five were University of the East's Alvin Pasaol (74.57), UP's Juan Gomez de Liaño (63.86), La Salle's Justine Baltazar (61.29), and Adamson's Jerrick Ahanmisi (58.38).

 

BEST FIVE. UPu2019s Bright Akhuetie (right) leads the Mythical Team composed of (from left) teammate Juan Gomez de Liau00f1o, Adamsonu2019s Jerrick Ahanmisi, UEu2019s Alvin Pasaol, and La Salleu2019s Justine Baltazar. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

BEST FIVE. UPu2019s Bright Akhuetie (right) leads the Mythical Team composed of (from left) teammate Juan Gomez de Liau00f1o, Adamsonu2019s Jerrick Ahanmisi, UEu2019s Alvin Pasaol, and La Salleu2019s Justine Baltazar.

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ateneo's Angelo Kouame bagged the Rookie of the Year award (76.2) while other winners of the special awards include:

Appeton Most Improved Player - Adamson's Sean Manganti 

Manulife Playmaker of the Season - UP's Juan Gomez De Liaño

PsBankable Player of the Season - Adamson's Sean Manganti 

Milo Nutri Up "Up Your Galing" award - UP's Juan Gomez De Liaño

 

ROOKIE SENSATION. Ateneou2019s Angelo Kouame bags the Rookie of the Year plum in a season that saw several standout freshmen. Photo byMichael Gatpandan/Rappler

ROOKIE SENSATION. Ateneou2019s Angelo Kouame bags the Rookie of the Year plum in a season that saw several standout freshmen.

Photo byMichael Gatpandan/Rappler

 

TOP FALCON. After a heartbreaking Final Four exit with the Adamson Falcons, Sean Mangantiu00a0gets to smile again after winning two special awards.Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

TOP FALCON. After a heartbreaking Final Four exit with the Adamson Falcons, Sean Mangantiu00a0gets to smile again after winning two special awards.

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

 

BIG YEAR. UP's Juan Gomez De Liau00f1o fittingly receives 3 individual awards after playing a key role in the Fighting Maroonsu2019 magical run to the title round. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

BIG YEAR. UP's Juan Gomez De Liau00f1o fittingly receives 3 individual awards after playing a key role in the Fighting Maroonsu2019 magical run to the title round.

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

 

– Rappler.com