Will Gozum career-best showing nets NCAA Player of Week honors
MANILA, Philippines—Will Gozum snagged his second NCAA Player of the Week honor last week for keeping College of St. Benilde in the top seed.
In the Blazers’ 92-79 win against Jose Rizal University, the 6-foot-7 powerhouse tallied a career-high 34 points in an efficient 13-for-17 shooting clip.
Gozum quickly reset his career-best performance after finishing with 25 last week against Mapua.
The Blazer’s performance fueled him to pick up the weekly plum deliberated by the Collegiate Press Corps and presented by San Miguel Corporation and Philippine Sports Commission.
“I’m happy that I got my career-high but hopefully we continue winning. Maybe it’s just my day today but I feel that in the next games, my teammates will be the ones to work for the win,” he said.
Gozum is the first player to notch POW honors twice this season.
For CSB coach Charles Tiu, however, improvement will continue to be the key for the big man’s progression and possible hailing as league MVP.
“It is what I’m looking for in Will except for the turnovers. He really carried up but he still had seven turnovers and zero assists,” said Tiu after the win against the Heavy Bombers.
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