Ginebra San Miguel star Scottie Thompson is not only a certified PBA star – being the reigning MVP.
Thompson’s hard work and sacrifices have also made him a class act after formally graduating from the University of Perpetual Help System Dalta (UPHSD) Wednesday, Aug. 2, at the Plenary Hall of the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City.
Fellow graduates and school officials gave him thunderous applause when he received his diploma.
He finished with a degree in marketing management.
Thompson also received the Dr/BGen Antonio Laperal Tamayo Leadership Plaque for Sports and Athletics from UPHSD President Dr. Anthony Tamayo, Vice Chair Dr. Daisy Moran Tamayo, Executive Vice President Marjorie Gutierrez-Tangog and Dr. Arnaldo De Guzman, UPH-Las Pinas City campus, school director during the commencement rites.
“Gift ko po itong pagtatapos ko ng college sa aming baby ni Jinky na si Aster,” said Thompson .
Thompson joined 671 other students during the graduation rites.
He played for the Altas from 2011 to 2015 and was NCAA’s MVP in 2014.
The native of Padada, Davao Del Sur is hoping to suit up for Gilas Pilipinas that will see action in the FIBA World Cup starting Aug. 25.
The Perpetual Altas have also retired his No. 6 jersey early this year.