RAYMOND Aguilar has showed up former college stars Mike Tolomia and Mac Belo in the MVP race of the 2016 PBA D-League Aspirants' Cup.
Ex-pro Aguilar, who had a brief stint with TNT in the PBA, has enjoyed a career resurgence with UP QRS/JAM Liner, topping the statistical points (SPs) race with 34.9 SPs on averages of 17.3 points, 11.8 rebounds, and 2.0 assists, enough to help the Maroons take the fourth seeding in the quarterfinals.
Tolomia has also had a memorable conference, posting a triple-double of 28 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists - only the second in D-League history - in the Phoenix-FEU's 114-102 win against AMA last February 2. He sits in second with 33.8 SPs based on his 15.3-point, 7.4-assist, 5.6-rebound average.
The conference's leading scorer and fellow Accelerator Belo is in third with 33.4 SPs with averages of 20.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.8 blocks and 0.5 steals, while also breaking the D-League record in scoring with 41 markers in Phoenix-FEU's 108-91 loss to Caida Tile last February 15.
Cafe France's Carl Bryan Cruz is running fourth with 30.9 SPs, collecting 14.3 markers, 6.6 boards, and 1.9 dimes, while Caida's Jiovani Jalalon completes the top five with 30.4 SPs, and tallying 13.6 points, 3.8 rebounds, 4.8 assists, and a league-best 1.3 steals.