Mapua makes playoffs again on back of Player of the Week Oraeme
PAINT PRESENCE. In Allwell Oraeme's two years in the NCAA, Mapua has two playoff berths to show.
Allwell Oraeme is making a statement for a shot at a second straight NCAA Seniors MVP.
By leading Mapua Institute of Technology to another Final Four stint, Oraeme became the unanimous choice for the ACCEL Quantum/3XVI-NCAA Press Corps Player of the Week citation for September 11 to 17.
In those two victories, the Nigerian slotman averaged 18.5 points, 22.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and two blocks.
Oraeme had 21 points, 26 rebounds, three assists, and two blocks as Mapua ended Letran's reign with a 77-72 victory last Tuesday.
Two days later, the 20-year-old delivered 16 points, 19 boards, two assists, and two blocks to help the Cardinals clinch the remaining semifinals berth with a 69-59 win over College of St. Benilde.
Mapua is now tied with University of Perpetual Help in third-place at 11-5 - trailing Arellano University (13-3) and San Beda College (12-4), but staying on course for even a twice-to-beat advantage.