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NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 3

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NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 3

/ 05:58 PM July 29, 2017

With the collegiate season in full swing, INQUIRER lists the week’s top seven performers in the ongoing NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament. From their game statistics to their overall impact in the outcomes, everything is weighed to come up with the best players from the week that was.

Tropical storm Gorio wiped out two gamedays this week, robbing us of what would have been  four-action packed games in the NCAA.

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But don’t fret as the Tuesday triple-header all delivered, with heroes from all six teams who saw action emerging and giving us this week’s lean list of best performers.

Here’s the list of the best seven players from this past week in the NCAA.

1. Robert Bolick – G, San Beda Red Lions
22 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists
Last Week: 3

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After weeks of treading in the water, Robert Bolick has finally claimed the pole position in our list.

Arguably the best two-way player in the amateur ranks today, the hardworking guard showed his worth on both ends this past week.

Without any frills, Bolick defended Letran ace Rey Nambatac and forced him to commit seven turnovers, before finishing the job on the offensive end to help San Beda come away with the 81-74 win over its fierce rival.

2. Sidney Onwubere – F, EAC Generals

22 points (4/10 3PT), 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks
Last Week: N/A

Sidney Onwubere. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.net

Sidney Onwubere finally unveiled his improved outside sniping as he drained all four treys in the second half of EAC’s 77-72 conquest of Mapua.

The Fil-Nigerian’s three-point barrage was a huge reason why the Generals didn’t seem to have missed the presence of senior playmaker Francis Munsayac, who is still nursing a sprained ankle.

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But Onwubere’s offensive game isn’t all of it, as he maintained his defensive drive to level EAC’s record through four games.

3. Javee Mocon – F, San Beda Red Lions
17 points, 10 rebounds, 8 assists
Last Week: N/A

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Weeks on the fringe, Javee Mocon finally got the nod to appear for the first time in the week’s best this season, largely thanks to his stupendous play for San Beda in its win against Letran.

With Bolick taking much of the spotlight for the Red Lions, the fourth-year forward has made the most of his opportunities as he develops another facet of his game: his playmaking.

And the results have been promising, as Mocon almost registered a triple-double this past week.

It won’t surprise us if he reaches the feat this year and if that happens, expect him to last longer in this list.

4. CJ Perez – F, Lyceum Pirates
16 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal
Last Week: 2

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Going down to four may be a downer for CJ Perez, but that doesn’t discount the impact he’s doing for Lyceum through the first three weeks.

Coach Topex Robinson was elated that the energetic forward allowed his fellow Pirates to shine, resulting to his team’s dominating 99-65 rout of Arellano.

Still, Lyceum knows where to go when it wants to finish the job, and this week, it’s not shocking that they still went to Perez to wrap up the commanding W.

5. Jaycee Marcelino – G, Lyceum Pirates
13 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists
Last Week: N/A

Jaycee Marcelino. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.net

Speaking of sharing the spotlight, Jaycee Marcelino was one of the few players who took advantage of Perez taking a bit of a backseat for Lyceum.

The 21-year-old transferee has turned heads in the preseason and has definitely made his mark in his first year in the NCAA.

Marcelino’s numbers may not speak much, but he and his brother Jayvee’s pesky defense on lead Chief Kent Salado should be credited largely for the Pirates’ runaway win last Tuesday.

6. Juju Bautista – F, EAC Generals
12 points, 11 rebounds
Last Week: N/A

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Showing that EAC is more than just a team dependent on its top three guys, Juju Bautista has sprung up to be one of the lead contributors for the team through the first four games.

The Fil-Samoan banger racked a double-double this past week, giving coach Ariel Sison another valuable contributor in his rotation for the Generals.

If the transferee can keep it up, Bautista might just solidify his partnership with Hamadou Laminou as a terror combination for teams to watch out for.

7. Bong Quinto – F, Letran Knights
19 points, 15 rebounds
Last Week: N/A

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The lone entry in the list to come from a losing team, Bong Quinto deserves commendation for the work he showed in Letran’s defeat to San Beda.

Undersized and all, the 6-foot-2 forward made everyone witness that he can do more than just score as he grabbed 15 rebounds against the towers of the Red Lions.

Quinto’s efforts, though, would be better if the Knights can have a more well-rounded contribution from their bench, which, in turn, could lead up to wins.

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