By Jonas Terrado
Thirdy Ravena and Hesed Gabo will be recognized for their title-clinching performances in last year’s PBA D-League Finals once the PBA Press Corps determines a date for its annual Awards Night set at Novotel Manila in Araneta City, Cubao.
Ravena and Gabo are set to receive the PBA D-League Finals Most Valuable Player awards for leading their teams to the championship of the developmental tournament’s First Conference and Foundation Cup, respectively.
Press Corps members who regularly cover the D-League determined that Ravena and Gabo are deserving of the award which will be given for the second straight year.
CJ Perez and Gab Banal were the first players to receive the distinction during the 2019 event also held at Novotel Manila.
Ravena averaged 13.0 points despite a .352 shooting percentage with 5.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.5 steals to help Cignal-Ateneo defeat Centro Escolar University in four games for the First Conference crown.
Gabo averaged just 7.0 points on .320 shooting with 2.7 rebounds and 4.3 assists in BRT Sumisip Basilan-St. Clare’s series win over fancied Marinerong Pilipino in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup Finals but came through when it mattered in the deciding third game.
The former Mapua guard had 12 points, five rebounds and seven assists, hitting key shots during the fourth quarter of BRT Sumisip’s 63-60 victory at Paco Arena.