Philippine Basketball Association Most Valuable Player award

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The Philippine Basketball Association Most Valuable Player (MVP) is an annual Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) award given since the start of the league in 1975 to the best performing player of the season. The award is decided using criteria introduced since the 2011–12 season, which include accumulated statistical points, votes from media, players and the league's Commissioner's Office. As of October 2017, the current holder of the award is June Mar Fajardo, his fourth consecutive MVP award since 2014.

Note that the league's seasons have three tournaments (or conferences), so the regular NBA application of having a regular season MVP and a Finals MVP and the meaning of "conference" does not apply here. The season MVP is for the whole season, including the regular season, the playoffs and the Finals of each Conference, although there is a Best Player of the Conference award for each conference, and a Best Import award for conferences where imports are allowed to play.

June Mar Fajardo won the award a record five times from 2013–14 to 2017–18, while both Ramon Fernandez and Alvin Patrimonio won the award four times. Benjie Paras remains the only rookie to have ever won the award to date, which he did during the 1989 season.

As with the other annual awards given by the league, the winner receives The Leo Trophy, which is named in honor of Leo Prieto, the first commissioner of the PBA who served from 1975 until his retirement in 1983.

Criteria[edit]

Philippine Basketball Association awards and honors
Championship
Individual annual awards
Individual conference awards
Honors


The criteria used since the 2011–12 PBA season are as follows:[1]

  • 40% average statistical points
  • 30% press and media votes
  • 25% players' votes
  • 5% Commissioner's Office

Statistical points (SP) are computed as follows:

  • 1 SP for every point scored, rebound assist, steal and shot blocked.
  • 10 bonus points for every game won where the player played up to the semifinals.
  • 15 bonus points for every game won where the player played in the Finals
  • Deduction of 1 SP for every turnover, 5 SP for every technical or flagrant foul without ejection, and 15 SP for any technical or flagrant foul that results in an ejection.

In addition, a Filipino player can only be eligible for awards if he played in at least 70% of his team's games.

MVP voting begins at the start of the Finals series of the last conference. All statistical points gathered from all levels of competition (elimination/classification round and playoffs) are included.

Previous criteria[edit]

The winner was selected by the following format (before 2006):

  • 30% cumulative statistical points (points, rebounds, assists, blocks, turnovers etc.)
  • 30% press and media votes
  • 30% players' votes
  • 10% four-man committee (representatives from the PBA Photographer's Group, SCOOP, the TV coveror and the Philippine Sportswriters Association)

With controversies with the selections, a new format was created starting at the 2006–07 season:

  • 30% average statistical points
  • 30% press and media votes
  • 25% players' votes
  • 10% TV coveror
  • 5% Commissioner's Office

Winners per season[edit]

^ Denotes player who is still active in the PBA
* Inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player has been named MVP
Team (X) Denotes the number of times a player from this team has won
Season Player Position Country of birth Team
1975 Bogs Adornado* Forward  Philippines Crispa Redmanizers
1976 Bogs Adornado* (2) Forward  Philippines Crispa Redmanizers (2)
1977 Freddie Hubalde* Forward  Philippines Crispa Redmanizers (3)
1978 Robert Jaworski* Guard  Philippines Toyota Super Corollas
1979 Atoy Co* Guard  Philippines Crispa Redmanizers (4)
1980 Philip Cezar* Center  Philippines Crispa Redmanizers (5)
1981 Bogs Adornado* (3) Forward  Philippines U/Tex Wranglers
1982 Ramon Fernandez* Center  Philippines Toyota Super Corollas (2)
1983 Abet Guidaben* Center  Philippines Crispa Redmanizers (6)
1984 Ramon Fernandez* (2) Center  Philippines Beer Hausen Brewmasters
1985 Ricardo Brown* Guard  United States Great Taste Coffee Makers
1986 Ramon Fernandez* (3) Center  Philippines Tanduay Rhum Makers
1987 Abet Guidaben* (2) Center  Philippines San Miguel Beermen
1988 Ramon Fernandez* (4) Center  Philippines San Miguel Beermen (2)
1989 Benjie Paras* Center  Philippines Formula Shell Zoom Masters
1990 Allan Caidic* Guard  Philippines Presto Tivolis
1991 Alvin Patrimonio* Forward  Philippines Purefoods TJ Hotdogs
1992 Ato Agustin Guard  Philippines San Miguel Beermen (3)
1993 Alvin Patrimonio* (2) Forward  Philippines Purefoods TJ Hotdogs (2)
1994 Alvin Patrimonio* (3) Forward  Philippines Purefoods TJ Hotdogs (3)
1995 Vergel Meneses Forward  Philippines Sunkist Orange Juicers
1996 Johnny Abarrientos Guard  Philippines Alaska Milkmen
1997 Alvin Patrimonio* (4) Forward  Philippines Purefoods Carne Norte Beefies (4)
1998 Kenneth Duremdes Forward  Philippines Alaska Milkmen (2)
1999 Benjie Paras* (2) Center  Philippines Formula Shell Zoom Masters (2)
2000 Danny Ildefonso Center  Philippines San Miguel Beermen (4)
2001 Danny Ildefonso (2) Center  Philippines San Miguel Beermen (5)
2002 Willie Miller Guard  Philippines Red Bull Barako
2003 Asi Taulava^ Center  Tonga Talk 'N Text Phone Pals
2004–05 Eric Menk Center  United States Barangay Ginebra Kings
2005–06 James Yap^ Forward  Philippines Purefoods Chunkee Giants (5)
2006–07 Willie Miller (2) Guard  Philippines Alaska Aces (3)
2007–08 Kelly Williams^ Forward  United States Sta. Lucia Realtors
2008–09 Jayjay Helterbrand Guard  Philippines Barangay Ginebra Kings (2)
2009–10 James Yap^ (2) Forward  Philippines Derby Ace Llamados (6)
2010–11 Jimmy Alapag Guard  United States Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters (2)
2011–12 Mark Caguioa^ Guard  Philippines Barangay Ginebra Kings (3)
2012–13 Arwind Santos^ Forward  Philippines Petron Blaze Boosters (6)
2013–14 June Mar Fajardo^ Center  Philippines San Miguel Beermen (7)
2014–15 June Mar Fajardo^ (2) Center  Philippines San Miguel Beermen (8)
2015–16 June Mar Fajardo^ (3) Center  Philippines San Miguel Beermen (9)
2016–17 June Mar Fajardo^ (4) Center  Philippines San Miguel Beermen (10)
2017–18 June Mar Fajardo^ (5) Center  Philippines San Miguel Beermen (11)

Multiple time winners[edit]

Total Player
5 June Mar Fajardo
4 Ramon Fernandez
Alvin Patrimonio
3 Bogs Adornado
2 Abet Guidaben
Danny Ildefonso
Willie Miller
Benjie Paras
James Yap

References[edit]

  1. ^ "After 'Best Player' upset, is June Mar Fajardo at risk of losing MVP honor as well?". Richard Dy, Spin.ph. July 5, 2014. Retrieved July 18, 2014.