Blazers' De Guzman strengthens MVP bid
Mark Escarlote on Dec 17, 2016 06:01 AM
John Vic De Guzman of College of St. Benilde is currently leading in the Most Valuable Player award race.
John Vic de Guzman of College of St. Benilde is ahead in the 92nd NCAA men’s volleyball competition Most Valuable Player award race.
De Guzman totaled 118 points in six games for the Blazers, who are currently at second spot with a 5-1 win-loss record behind league-leading San Beda Red Lions (6-1).
The senior player collected 105 spikes, nine kill blocks and four aces before the league heads to a long holiday break.
CSB’s remaining assignments are against San Beda, Arellano and San Sebastian College.
Joeward Presnede oc Lyceum of the Philippines University and Bobby Gatdula are behind De Guzman with 100 points each.
De Guzman is fourth in the spiking category with 45.85% success rate behind leader John Joseph Cabillan of Arellano University (51.88%), Adrian Viray of San Beda (48.62%) and Letran’s Harold Reyes (47.29%). The Taft-based squad player, who is also a budding actor, is seventh in kill blocks with an average of 0.45 per set.
Kevin Liberato of Arellano University is currently on top in kill blocks with 0.95 average per frame followed by Perpetual Help’s Rey Taneo Jr. (0.82) and Mark Orian of CSB (0.70).
Esmail Kasim of Perpetual Help is ahead in the service department with 0.47 aces per frame followed by Lyceum of the Philippines University’s Joeward Presnede (0.46) and Paolo Lim of Emilio Aguinaldo College (0.43) while Relan Taneo of Perpetual leads the race for the Best Setter recognition with an average of 10.18 excellent sets per frame with San Beda’s John Desuyo (8.48) and Mapua’s Raven Evangelista (8.00) trailing behind.
Libero Jack Kalingking is currently leading in digs with an average of 4.24 per set followed by Mapua Dion Canlas (3.95) and SSC-R’s Christian Toledo (3.42) while Arellano’s John Blanco is in front for the Best Receiver contest with 61.95% efficiency to lead Canlas (56.02) and Kalingking (55.70).
In the juniors division, San Beda’s Dythyl Calumia leads the scoring department with 75 points ahead of Arellano’s Aldimal Waham (72) and EAC’s Ederson Rebusora (69).
LPU’s Genesis Redido is the most efficient spiker by far with 55.56% success rate in front of Rebusora (50.89%) and Junior Pirates teammate Juvic Colonia (50.00%).
Allen Calicdan of LPU sits on top of the blocking category with an average of 1.20 kill blocks per frame with teammate Valeriano Sasis III (0.90) and Mark Joseph Tolentino of Arellano (0.73) trailing behind.
Michael Imperial of EAC is the leader at the service line with 0.75 ace average per set ahead of Waham (0.53) and another Brigadier Francis Casas (0.45).
Adrian Villados of Arellano leads all playmakers with norms of 9.13 excellent sets per frame while Lance De Castro of San Beda (4.45 per set) and Vince Lorenzo of defending champion of Perpetual (59.81) sit on top of the digs and reception categories, respectively.
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