Knights dedicate awards to Letran, family

By: Miguel La Torre
November 07, 2018
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Despite losing their chance to play in the finals, Bong Quinto and Larry Muyang received their consolation as they bagged Mythical and Rookie of the Year honors, respectively, in the NCAA Season 94 men's basketball tournament.

Graduating forward Bong Quinto finished second in the MVP race with 48.83 statistical points to earn his spot in the Mythical Five.

The 6-foot-2 banger averaged 15.1 points, 8.5 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game on 44.2 percent shooting.

“Blessed syempre. Ngayon na lang ata ulit nagkaroon ng individual award ang Letran. Siguro ‘yun ‘yung isang karangalan na maiiwan ko sa Letran,” said the former NCAA Juniors MVP.

Quinto willed Letran to its first Final Four appearance in the post-Aldin Ayo era and showed his all-around brilliance with a couple of triple-double performances.

The Quezon City-bred credited the institution that helped him achieve this feat.

“Sobrang thankful ako sa Letran kasi kung hindi dahil sa Letran, hindi ko naman makukuha 'yung ganyang award. Pero wala ang lahat ng ‘yan kung hindi sa gabay at pag iingat ng Panginoon sa pag lalaro ko," said Quinto.

Completing the Mythical Team are MVP Prince Eze, and San Beda trio Robert Bolick, Javee Mocon, and Donald Tankoua.

Larry Muyang, on the other hand, placed eighth overall with 42 statistical points to nab the Rookie of the Year plum; eclipsing College of St. Benilde's Justin Gutang who tallied 39.61 SPs.

Muyang averaged 12.1 points and 8.8 rebounds per game while shooting 62.5 percent from the field.

“Para sakin every game inaalay ko sa mga magulang ko na laging sumusuporta sakin," said the soft-spoken big man. 

"Lalo na this year, gusto ko talaga may ma achieve ako ngayong taon na ‘to. Kaya lahat ng dasal at paghihirap at pagsisikap ko nagbunga ng maganda. Sobrang saya na ako ‘yung nakakuha ng rookie of the year,” he added.

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