Ravena says one MVP award is enough for him
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Nov 14, 2015 06:09 PM
EYES ON THE PRIZE. Kiefer Ravena says winning the championship is his primary objective in his final UAAP season.
Based on an unofficial count by ABS-CBN Sports, Kiefer Ravena has a good chance of earning the top individual honor for the second season in a row.
As per the unofficial count done on November 13, the reigning MVP has 69.3846 Statistical Points (SPs) – two whole points more than Kevin Ferrer who has 67.3571 SPs.
The King Blue Eagle only improved on his total following a 29-point, four-assist, and four-rebound performance in his team’s last elimination round assignment on Saturday.
Don’t think that he was out to put an exclamation mark on his resume for the award, however, as Ravena said going back-to-back as the league’s top player is far from his mind. “I’d rather get the championship. Two (MVP awards) will be a blessing, but one is enough,” he said.
He then repeated, “I’d rather have the championship.”
That goal hit a bit of a snag, however, after Ateneo was upset by University of the East. The loss put an end to Ravena and company’s chances at a twice-to-beat advantage.
Still, the reigning MVP remains confident that his team is fully capable of overcoming whatever is put in front of them. “Sayang yung opportunity, but we have to focus on the present right now,” he said.
He then continued, “We just need to get our minds right, rest our bodies, stay positive, and be ready for whoever.”
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