LPU also has league’s top rookie in Jaycee Marcelino

LPU also has league’s top rookie in Jaycee Marcelino
IMMEDIATE IMPACT.

Lyceum of the Philippines University’s rise is not all about MJ Ayaay, Mike Nzeusseu, and CJ Perez.

Indeed, that was given truth on Friday at the Araneta Coliseum as Pirate rookie Jaycee Marcelino was hailed as the NCAA 93 Men’s Basketball Tournament Rookie of the Year.

The point guard for the league-leading crew had per game counts of 10.7 points in 50 percent shooting to go along with 5.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 1.4 steals.

His intensity on defense and steadiness on offense were key in LPU’s unbeaten run in the eliminations.

Also rewarded for his end-to-end effort throughout the tournament was Jose Rizal University’s Jed Mendoza who was named the Most Improved Player.

The big guard averaged 13. Points in 43.9 percent shooting on top of 4.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists in Season 93 – a big jump from his Season 92 numbers of 10.1 points in 25 percent shooting on top of 1.2 rebounds and 0.6 assists.

Meanwhile, Prinze Eze of University of Perpetual Help was the undisputed Defensive Player of the Year.

The Altas’ Nigerian tower was tops in rebounds with 16.4 and blocks with 2.6 per game.

Eze is joined in the Best Defensive Team by Christian Bunag from Mapua University, Sidney Onwubere from Emilio Aguinaldo College, Abdul Wahab Abdul Razak of JRU, and Mike Nzeusseu from LPU.

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