Mike Tolomia steps out of Mac Belo’s shadow, wins PBA D-League MVP

BINAN – Mike Tolomia was hailed as the Conference Most Valuable Player for the 2016 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Tuesday here at Alonte Sports Arena.

PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa and tournament director Eric Castro were on hand to fete the 23-year-old playmaker before Game 2 of the Finals between Phoenix and Tanduay.

Tolomia averaged 19.9 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 4.7 assists for the conference as he led the Accelerators back in the Finals.

He is just the second Phoenix player to be named as MVP after Mac Belo in the 2016 Aspirants’ Cup.

Tolomia got the plum after winning votes from the media, the television coveror, and the Commissioner’s office.

He outlasted teammate Ed Daquioag, Cafe France’s Carl Bryan Cruz, Racal’s Jonathan Grey, and Tanduay’s Gelo Alolino for the award.