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CJ Perez hailed PBA Rookie of the Year

Mar 08, 2020 - 5:30 PM

Nabbed by Columbian as the top overall pick, CJ Perez did not take long to establish himself as one of the best players in the league

SUPER ROOKIE. CJ Perez makes a splash in his first season in the PBA. Photo from PBA Images

Doncic caps off impressive NBA season with Rookie of the Year plum

Jun 25, 2019 - 9:50 AM

Luka Doncic of Slovenia becomes only the second player in Dallas Mavericks history to win the award

SLOVENIAN WONDER. Luka Doncic shines the brightest among all NBA rookies. Photo from NBA Stats' Twitter account (@nbastats)

Pringle, Fajardo in tug-of-war for MVP plum

Nov 08, 2018 - 11:10 AM

June Mar Fajardo finds a strong challenger in his bid for a record fifth PBA Most Valuable Player award

Batang Gilas first-timer Carl Tamayo ready to take spotlight in World Cup

Jun 18, 2018 - 10:01 PM

The versatile 6-foot-7 youngster is finally suiting up for the Batang Gilas squad, just in time for the FIBA U17 World Cup in Argentina starting June 30

THREE POSITIONS. Batang Gilas first-timer Carl Tamayo. Photo by John Remil Isaga/Rappler

NBA Christmas Eve Rookie Report Card: Lonzo balls out, Simmons stays put

Dec 24, 2017 - 4:42 PM

A report of this season's NBA rookies' performances before the big Christmas Day games

LeBron James snubbed as MVP award finalist

May 20, 2017 - 12:09 PM

The NBA MVP award will come down to James Harden Russell Westbrook and Kawhi Leonard

DENIED. LeBron James will not be in the running to clinch his 5th MVP award despite setting career-highs in assists (8.7) and rebounds (8.6) this season. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images North America/AFP

Mbala to be named UAAP MVP; Melecio Rookie of the Year

Dec 05, 2016 - 4:14 PM

DLSU s Ben Mbala clinches the honor with 92 4286 statistical points and averages of 20 6 points 16 rebounds and 2 4 blocks in the elimination round

MVP. Ben Mbala is the UAAP Season 79 Most Valuable Player. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Chris Newsome is 2016 PBA Rookie of the Year

Oct 14, 2016 - 7:36 PM

Newsome has also helped lead the Bolts to the 2016 Governors Cup Finals

Photo courtesy of PBA Media Bureau

Towns, Porzingis unanimous picks for NBA All-Rookie Team

May 20, 2016 - 8:29 AM

Rookie of the Year Karl Anthony Towns and Knicks center Kristaps Porzingis headline this year s All Rookie First Team

TOP ROOKIE. Karl-Anthony Towns was one of 6 players to start every game during the regular season, averaging 18.3 points and 10.5 rebounds. Photo by Michael Reynolds/EPA

IN PHOTOS: Ravena bags UAAP MVP; Caracut named ROY

Nov 28, 2015 - 3:35 PM

Find out which individuals stood out this UAAP season

DLSU’s Andrei Caracut to win UAAP Rookie of the Year

Nov 19, 2015 - 11:16 AM

The Green Archer just barely holds off UST’s Marvin Lee

FUTURE IS BRIGHT. DLSU's Andrei Caracut tops an impressive first season with the Rookie of the Year award. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Mapua’s Allwell Oraeme cops NCAA MVP, Rookie of the Year awards

Oct 23, 2015 - 4:37 PM

Oraeme becomes the third player in NCAA history to bag both the Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year awards in the same year

Andrew Wiggins leads NBA all-rookie team

May 19, 2015 - 11:39 AM

Last year s first overall draft pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers was the lone unanimous choice totaling 130 first team votes

Minnesota rookie Andrew Wiggins throws down a power dunk during the NBA Rising Stars Challenge. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Vicente says Arado’s RoY award ‘erased’ UE’s 0-14 season

Mar 16, 2015 - 7:16 PM

Not only does Kathleen Arado s Rookie of the Year award make up for UE s 0 14 season it also assures her of a slot in the line up next year

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR. Kathleen Arado takes home a trophy for the UE Lady Red Warriors. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

The Rookie of the Year is a man on a mission

Sep 19, 2014 - 5:57 PM

UAAP Rookie of the Year Arvin Tolentino boldly predicted that Ateneo would flourish after a disappointing last season and so far has been proven right

Arvin Tolentino was the highest performing rookie with averages of 8.0 PPG and 5.6 RPG. File photo by Josh Albelda

Fajardo wins PBA MVP, lives an unexpected dream

Jul 05, 2014 - 10:07 PM

June Mar Fajardo never expected to be great at basketball He was never even fully acquainted with the sport as a kid But now he s the PBA s Most Valuable Player

MVP. 2014 PBA Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo gives a speech after receiving his award. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA: Fajardo grateful for Best Player award but remains hungry

Feb 22, 2014 - 12:36 AM

June Mar Fajardo expressed his gratitude after winning the Philippine Cup Best Player of the Conference but still remains hungry for a title

BEERMAN BEST MAN. June Mar Fajardo holds up his Best Player award at Friday's San Mig Coffee-Rain or Shine PBA Finals game. Photo by Josh Abelda/Rappler

Blazer Lillard is NBA Rookie of the Year

May 02, 2013 - 1:14 PM

Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers was named the NBA Rookie of the Year

UNANIMOUS. Lillard sweeps all first-place votes. Photo from Blazers' Facebook page.

The Kiefer phenomenon: Concluding part

Sep 29, 2012 - 7:21 PM

“What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger The only way to shut those people up is to play your game ” Kiefer Ravena

Another side of UAAP Season 74 Rookie of the Year, Kiefer Ravena.

The Kiefer phenomenon

Sep 29, 2012 - 7:20 PM

The UAAP Season 74 s Rookie of the Year Kiefer Ravena has the heart and mind of a champion

Kiefer Ravena, UAAP Season 74's Rookie of the Year.