Ola Adeogun not losing sleep after being denied MVP award by Altas Earl Thompson
San Beda slotman Ola Adeogun finished third in the MVP race. Dante Peralta

SAN Beda star Ola Adeogun said he won’t lose sleep after he lost the NCAA MVP award to University of Perpetual Help counterpart Earl Thompson.

The Nigerian slotman was efficient all-season long, putting up norms of 16.2 points (fifth in the league) on 61-percent shooting, 11.7 rebounds (second), 1.8 blocks (first), and 1.2 assists all in just 24.4 minutes during the elimination round while battling foul trouble most of the time.

But the numbers were not enough as he finished only third in the MVP race, behind Thompson and Perpetual Help teammate Harold Arboleda.

Adeogun, though, is hardly affected, stressing that the ultimate - and only - goal is to bring his school another title.

“MVP is an individual achievement,” Adeogun told Spin.ph on Saturday after practice at the Mall of Asia Arena. “In San Beda, we don’t play for individual goal. We play for the principal goal, which is the championship.”

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Adeogun earlier said he didn't even expect to be in the conversation for the top individual plum after he was snubbed in the All-Star game.

Still, the San Beda big man’s performance earned him the nod to be included in the league’s Mythical and Defensive teams.

The Lions are aiming for a fifth straight crown that would tie the league record held by San Sebastian for the most number of consecutive championships. The Stags achieved the feat from 1993 to 1997.

And standing in Adeogun's way is Dioncee Holts and the rest of the Arellano Chiefs in the best-of-three series that unfolds on Monday at the MOA Arena.

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