MANILA, Philippines — Carl Tamayo, the one rookie within the prime 5 of the MVP race, stated anybody from the College of the Philippines can shine at any given sport within the UAAP Season 84 males’s basketball event.
Tamayo deflected his finest faculty sport but to the system of coach Goldwin Monteverde and his workforce’s depth.
“It was only a good day for me. I’m simply attempting to be aggressive contained in the court docket, it could possibly be me, it could possibly be Zav (Lucero), it could possibly be Ricci (Rivero), it could possibly be Noah (Webb),” stated the Nazareth Faculty standout after taking pictures 8-of-13.
“I simply performed my finest and responded to the problem of how we will win video games and work as one, having numerous expertise on our workforce,” he added.
After eight video games, the Gilas Pilipinas cadet emerged because the lone rookie within the prime 5 MVP race tied with Far Jap College heart Emman Ojuola in fourth place with equivalent 57.0 statistical factors.
UP has three gamers within the prime 10 statistical factors together with No.2 Zavier Lucero, who had 67.0 statistical factors — not far behind chief Ange Kouame of Ateneo (68.0), and Malick Diouf at joint seventh place tied with Adamson’s Jerom Lastimosa and FEU’s RJ Abarrientos and L-Jay Gonzales with equivalent 50.0 SPs. Graduating winger Ricci Rivero is presently at eleventh with 49.0 SPs.
Tamayo averaged 13.13 factors and seven.5 rebounds per sport that helped the Combating Maroons earn their longest successful streak in current reminiscence for the solo second place, successful seven consecutive of their eight matches.
“I simply observe our system and do my finest to complete the passes of my teammates. I’m attempting to be aggressive each time and attempt to assist our workforce to start out sturdy, after which end sturdy,” he stated.
The 21-year-old large man attributed their spectacular run to their similar successful mentality every sport.
“We method the sport the identical approach no matter who we face. Ateneo, UE or any workforce we method the identical approach. We attempt to be aggressive each time, after which our aim is to win the sport whoever we play in opposition to,” Tamayo stated.
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