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Melecio set to be crowned Rookie of the Year

Melecio set to be crowned Rookie of the Year

A technicality has disqualified Adamson’s Jerrick Ahanmisi from winning the Rookie of the Year crown

De La Salle University Green Archers rookie Aljun Melecio is set to be crowned as the UAAP Season 79 Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Year.

Filipino-Nigerian Jerrick Ahanmisi of Adamson University was declared ineligible to win the award after stopping for an academic year before entering Adamson. The 18-year-old had graduated from Village Christian High School in Sun Valley, California.

“Adamson notified us that Jerrick stopped for one year before entering college, making him ineligible for the Rookie of the Year award,” La Salle board member Edwin Reyes said.

Melecio was second in the Statistical Points race, accumulating 36.57 SPs, 7.93 points behind Ahanmisi. The former UAAP Juniors MVP had posted norms of 8.4 points on 36.9 percent field goal shooting and 2.4 rebounds per game during the regular season.

The board is also set to look at the crowning of taekwondo jin Pauline Lopez as UAAP Season 79 Women’s Taekwondo Rookie of the Year.uaap-season-79-womens-taekwondo-ateneo-lady-eagles-pauline-lopez

Though in her first year with Ateneo, the Lady Eagle lightweight, who accumulated a 5-1 record, had stopped for two years before enrolling in Ateneo.