UAAP: UST's Chabi Yo, Nonoy crowned ahead of Game 2

Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 20 2019 04:10 PM

UST's Soulemane Chabi Yo and Mark Nonoy were feted ahead of Game 2. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

UST's Soulemane Chabi Yo and Mark Nonoy were feted ahead of Game 2. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

UST's Soulemane Chabi Yo and Mark Nonoy were feted ahead of Game 2. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

UST's Soulemane Chabi Yo and Mark Nonoy were feted ahead of Game 2. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

UST's Soulemane Chabi Yo and Mark Nonoy were feted ahead of Game 2. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

MANILA, Philippines -- University of Santo Tomas (UST) celebrated the individual achievement of its players ahead of Game 2 of the UAAP Season 82 men's basketball finals.

Soulemane Chabi Yo formally received the Most Valuable Player award, while Mark Nonoy lifted the Rookie of the Year trophy.

The Beninese Chabi Yo is the first Growling Tiger to earn MVP honors since Dylan Ababou in 2009. UST also had an MVP-ROY double that year, with Jeric Teng earning the nod as top rookie.

Joining Chabi Yo in the Mythical Team were De La Salle University's Jamie Malonzo and Justine Baltazar, University of the East's Rey Suerte, and University of the Philippines' Kobe Paras.

Chabi Yo earned P100,000 along with P2 million worth of insurance from Manulife for his feat.

Meanwhile, Ateneo de Manila University's Thirdy Ravena received P50,000 as the PSBankable Player of the Season, while teammate Will Navarro got P30,000 as the AXA Know You Can Player of the Season.

UST's Grace Irebu repeated as MVP in the women's division.

She was joined in the Mythical Five by Adamson's Mar Prado, National University's Jack Animam, Far Eastern University's Clare Castro, and La Salle's Kent Pastrana.

Pastrana also won Rookie of the Year honors.

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