What is an MVP? Not necessarily the best player but the most valuable to his team’s success. The player who elevated their level of play and, in turn, the level of play of his teammates when it mattered most.
While Arizona Power Tucson didn't make a lot of noise regionally this spring and summer they were very successful on a national scale. One big reason was the play of 6'4″ senior guard Nik Nehls (Catalina Foothills). Nehls played multiple positions and made things happen with the ball in his hands.
However, there is no doubt that the emergence of 6'11″ Portland State commit Brendan Rumel (Rincon) is the biggest reason for Power's success. In the spring Rumel's contributions from beyond the arch and his ability to alter shots was key. In the summer he vastly improved, added a low post game to his arsenal, and ran the floor and rebounded at a very high level.
Brendan's efforts landed him our vote for Program MVP.