La Salle’s Kevin Quiambao Crowned First Local MVP in UAAP

La Salle’s Kevin Quiambao Crowned First UAAP Local MVP Since 2025

De La Salle University basketball player Kevin Quiambao has been crowned as the UAAP Season 86 Most Valuable Player (MVP) award.

During the UAAP elimination round, the La Salle Green Archer accumulated 97.0 statistical points (SPs). Quiambao’s performance outshone the competition, making him the league’s first local MVP since Ateneo’s Kiefer Ravena in 2014 and 2015.

Kevin Quiambao UAAP MVP

As a six-foot-six big man, Quiambao played a pivotal role in guiding La Salle to the Finals this season, where they are set to compete against the UP Fighting Maroons. Throughout the 14 elimination round contests he participated in, Quiambao boasted an impressive average of 16.7 points, 10.9 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 1.9 steals, and 0.9 blocks per game.

He led La Salle in both points and rebounds, ranked second in assists and steals, and placed third in blocks, based on the report. Quiambao maintained a field goal percentage of 38.5% and a free throw percentage of 68.7%. However, he averaged 3.0 turnovers per game.

Quiambao’s achievement marks the first local MVP since Kiefer Ravena’s back-to-back wins in 2014 and 2015. In the MVP race, University of the East’s Rey Remogat secured a distant second place with 85.929 SP, followed by Quiambao’s teammate Evan Nelle in third with 77.538 SP. Reigning MVP Malick Diouf (74.769 SP) and outgoing Far Eastern University senior L-Jay Gonzales (66.857 SP) rounded out the top five.

From recording two triple-double performances in the prelims to clinching the MVP award, Quiambao now sets his sights on the ultimate prize—a championship. In Season 86 finals, he aims to end La Salle’s seven-year title drought as they go up against the University of the Philippines.

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