National U a winner anew as Quiambao tops Final UAAP NBTC 24
ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 18, 2020 05:47 PM
(Photo courtesy of UAAP)
National U remains the gold standard in UAAP boys basketball after being crowned champion for the second straight season.
One of the cornerstones in the Bullpups’ run to a special sweep of Season 82 was graduating big man Kevin Quiambao.
Quiambao was a force at both ends of the floor with his output of 12.6 points, 9.7 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 1.4 blocks also earning him a seat in the Mythical Team.
The 6-foot-8 center's consistent play throughout the tournament did not go unnoticed as he has been hailed as the no. 1 player in the UAAP NBTC 24 high school player rankings.
Adamson's Jake Figueroa placed second after an unforgettable rookie year that saw the runaway Season MVP leading the Baby Falcons back into the semifinals.
Carl Tamayo ranked third and saved his best for last as he was named Finals MVP for the second year in a row.
Ateneo double-double machine Josh Lazaro and FEU super scorer Penny Estacio rounded out the top five.
Bismarck Lina of UST finished sixth followed by Blue Eaglet Lebron Lopez.
Completing the top 10 are FEU’s Cholo Anonuevo, National U’s Terrence Fortea, and Ateneo’s Fortshky Padrigao.
Below is the final list of the UAAP NBTC 24 rankings:
National U has had twin towers for two years in a row now, but in #UAAPSeason82, there was no doubt Kevin Quiambao towered above all throughout the tournament.— Normie Riego (@riegogogo) March 18, 2020
That is why he is the no. 1 player in the Final UAAP NBTC 24. pic.twitter.com/HKjW1dZ2yS
Due to COVID-19, the Chooks-to-Go NBTC League National Finals as well as the annual All-Star Game have been postponed and tentatively rescheduled.
Originally scheduled to take place from March 21 to 27 at SM Mall of Asia Arena, the event backed by Chooks-to-Go, SMART, Vivo, Darlington, Phoenix Fuels, Epson, Gatorade, Go for Gold, and Molten has been penciled in for April 20 to 26 still at the same venue.