PHOENIX guard Mike Tolomia was named the 2016 PBA D-League Foundation Cup MVP in a short awarding ceremony held before Game Two of the best-of-three finals at the Alonte Sports Arena in Biñan, Laguna on Tuesday.
After guiding the Accelerators to the finals of the season-ending conference, Tolomia earned the league's highest individual honor via votes from media, the PBA Commisioner's Office, and members of the television coverage team.
The former FEU star, who averaged 19.9 points, 4.9 assists, and 4.7 rebounds, bested other candidates like Racal's Jonathan Grey, Cafe France's Carl Bryan Cruz, and Tanduay's Gelo Alolino.
He is now a step away from matching the feat which longtime teammate Mac Belo achieved last conference, winning both the MVP plum and the championship.
A Gilas cadets mainstay, Tolomia is part of the 24-man national team pool bound for Iran next month for the Fiba Asia Challenge Cup.