Eloy Poligrates' bid of making it back to the PBA got a solid boost after being crowned the 2019 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Most Valuable Player Wednesday at the Cuneta Astrodome.
The 31-year-old Cebuano posted per-game averages of 21.0 points, 3.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.6 steals through the semifinals as he steered the Skippers to their first-ever Finals trip.
Poligrates also made history this conference, setting the PBA D-League record for most points scored with a 67-point showing in Marinerong Pilipino's 141-97 conquest of iWalk last August 26.
"Masaya kasi natanggap ko 'tong award na 'to," said Poligrates.
The former Talk N Text guard beat BRT Sumisip Basilan-St. Clare floor general Joshua Fontanilla, CEU forward Rich Guinitaran, and TIP big man Bryan Santos for the award.
Poligrates now has his sights set on helping the Skippers win the title in Game Three on Monday at Paco Arena.