UST still frontrunner for MVP Cansino; three other schools also interested

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Feb 27, 2018 03:55 PM
UST frontrunner for MVP Cansino; 3 others also interested
CJ Cansino is UST High's first blue-chip prospect since Kevin Ferrer

CJ Cansino finally hoisted on Tuesday the trophy he had long been made himself worthy of.

University of Sto. Tomas’ pride was presented with the MVP award at the Filoil Flying V Centre, perfectly punctuating a season which saw him ascend to the very top of the list of high school prospects.

Of course, Cansino was nothing but thankful for the recognition. “Sobrang sarap po ng pakiramdam. Salamat sa lahat ng naniwala,” he said.

The do-it-all swingman was the top individual player in terms of Statistical Points (SPs) throughout the tournament and wound up with 88.43 SPs built on per game counts of 24.6 points in 43 percent shooting, 12.9 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.4 steals, and nearly a block.

With that, the difference between him and his runner-up is 18 points.

At one point in the season, his lead on his closest competitor was even a whopping 26 points.

Along with being the top individual player, Cansino also willed the Tiger Cubs to their first playoff appearance since the heyday of Kevin Ferrer.

Now, the graduating guard wants nothing more than to also help the Growling Tigers back to the Final Four. Asked what’s next for him, he answered, “Go USTe pa rin po sana!”

This is the same stance he has had ever since the beginning of the season.

However, Cansino also admitted that he is also in touch with other schools.

Specifically, he mentioned Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Far Eastern University, and National University as the teams which have expressed interest in him.

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