Nzeusseu getting the job done in all aspects for surging LPU
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jul 26, 2016 06:47 PM
OVERWHELMING. Harry Nzeusseu has proven to be just the interior muscle that LPU needed to compete.
Topex Robinson is enjoying the best winning streak in his two-year tenure in Lyceum of the Philippines University which now stands at three.
Not coincidentally, reinforcement Harry Nzeusseu also recorded his third consecutive double-double after the Pirates’ victory versus San Sebastian College-Recoletos on Tuesday.
Uncorking 26 points and 24 rebounds and imposing his will on the smaller Golden Stags, the Cameroonian student-athlete earned nothing but high praise from his mentor who said, “I cannot question his desire and his passion. He’s really one of the leaders of the team.”
He then continued, “He’s not as vocal as I want him to be, but he gets the job done.”
Without a doubt, Nzeusseu has has had the most positive impact on a Pirate crew lacking veteran leadership with the unexpected exit of Dexter Zamora and the injuries to Jebb Bulawan and Joseph Gabayni.
That impact goes beyond the numbers, even though he’s now averaging 18.8 points and 18.7 rebounds through six games. As Wilson Baltazar, one of LPU’s go-to-guys, said, “Malaking impact si (Harry) lalo na sa rebounds. Yung scoring niya, bonus na lang sa amin e, pero yung rebounds and defense, yun talaga yung inaasahan namin sa kanya.”
For his part, however, the double-double machine humbly deflected all credit back to his team. “Like we always say, it’s not about me, but about LPU. Every time you come together as a group, you are bound to do great things,” he said.
Indeed, Nzeusseu and the Pirates have been doing great things through their streak of double-doubles and wins, respectively.
Such is a much welcome development for the faithful in Intramuros after their reinforcement suffered a slow start to the season. Explaining what was going on then, he said, “I came from two years residency so I needed to adjust to get used to the competition.”
He then continued, promising the Intramuros faithful, “Hopefully now I made adjustments, I can keep going until the end of the season.”
If he does keep going until the end of the season, Nzeusseu will place himself on the level of elite foreign student-athletes like reigning MVP Allwell Oraeme and Bright Akhuetie. However, he yet again expressed that such is far from his mind as he said, “I don’t look for individual recognition. As long as the team is winning, I’m always happy.”
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