first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal There is one, however, who has been standing out from the rest and that is University of Santo Tomas’ Cansino.Ildefonso, who has been making a name for himself with National University, is certainly a bright prospect in his own right but midway through the season, it seems he has already relinquished his chance to be named the top rookie.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissREAD: Ildefonso hopes to see ball rotate more: ‘It will make a more dangerous team’“I’m not even thinking about being Rookie of the Year,” said Ildefonso in Filipino after NU’s 69-58 loss to Adamson University Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “He can get the Rookie of the Year as long as we can get a slot for the Final Four,” joked Ildefonso.READ: UST rookie Cansino ‘surprised’ to be in 7th place of MVP raceThat wish, however, might prove difficult with Cansino’s Tigers owning a 4-4 record including three-game winning for the fifth spot while Ildefonso’s Bulldogs are at 2-6 and are languishing at the seventh.Ildefonso knows they have some ground to make up, with their five-game losing streak.“We need to win, we don’t need another five-game losing streak, we need to keep winning.” Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “[Cansino] really deserves the award and I’m really far off from him.”After the first round, Cansino finished seventh in the MVP race after accumulating 57.4286 and averaged 14.3 points, 9.4 rebounds, and 2.9 assists for the Growling Tigers.READ: UE coach Silva happy to see former wards shine at NUIldefonso, meanwhile, was at 13th with 48.8571 statistical points and per-game averages of 14 points, 5.3 rebounds, and three assists.NU’s rookie, though, wants one thing more than that RoY award.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Hype certainly surrounded the rookie class that entered the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament with the likes of CJ Cansino, Dave Ildefonso, SJ Belangel, and John Lloyd Clemente transitioning from high school to college.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Belingon banking on support from Filipinos in Singapore in ONE unification bout Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more