LPU's Nzeusseu earns Player of the Week nod


Posted at Oct 22 2017 11:46 AM

LPU's Mike Nzeusseu (R) celebrates with team captain MJ Ayaay. Josh Albelda, ABS-CBN Sports.

MANILA, Philippines – After helping the Lyceum Pirates complete a sweep of the NCAA Season 93 elimination round, Mike Nzeusseu earned the Chooks-To-Go NCAA Press Corps Player of the Week citation.

The Cameroonian finished with 27 points, 21 rebounds, and two blocks as the Pirates beat San Beda in double overtime, 107-105, last Thursday to end the elimination round with a clean 18-0 card.

With the sweep, LPU automatically advances to the best-of-three finals where the Pirates face the winner of the stepladder playoffs that will begin on Tuesday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Aside from CJ Perez, Nzeusseu has been a big part of LPU's transformation from the NCAA dormants to title contenders as the Season 92 Rookie of the Year averaged 11.4 points, 11.8 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks this year.

"It's really special," LPU coach Topex Robinson said. "I think what transpired here is not just us but the whole LPU community - the culture, the tradition with LPU. It's just something that I'm so grateful for."

Nzeusseu beat Perez and Rey Nambatac of Letran for the weekly plum given by beat writers from broadsheets, tabloids, and online publications.

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