PBA (Philippine Basketball Association) conducted its annual awarding for the top performers in the league. The end of season awards, which have been called the Leo Awards since 2003, are presented prior to Game 4 of the best-of-seven Finals between Talk ‘N Text and Petron Blaze Sunday, August 14 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Major awards like MVP, Rookie of the Year, and Mythical Team selections are determined by the following criteria: statistics (30 percent), media votes (30 percent), player votes (25 percent), votes from the television broadcast partner (10 percent) and votes from the PBA Commissioner’s Office (5%).
While The Most Improved Player, All-Defensive Team and Sportsmanship awards don’t have a statistical component in the criteria, and will be decided upon purely by votes – 35 percent from the media, 35 percent from players, 15 percent from the television broadcast partner, and 15 percent from the Commissioner’s Office.
Here are the the complete list of 2011 PBA Annual Awardees
Most Valuable Player: Jimmy Alapag (Talk N' Text Tropang Texters)
Congratulations to James Yap, Joe Devance and Mark Pingris for grabing the awards. Also, Congratulation to PJ Simon for being nominated for mythical team selection.