Player of the Week Nzeusseu powers LPU to first-ever Finals
Mike Nzeusseu was named as the Chooks-to-Go NCAA Press Corps Player of the Week for spearheading the completion of Lyceum of the Philippines' sweep of the Season 93 elimination round.
The Cameroonian powerhouse finished with 27 points, 21 rebounds, and two blocks as the Pirates beat San Beda College in double overtime, 107-105, last Thursday to end the eliminations with a clean 18-0 card.
With the sweep, LPU automatically advances to the best-of-three Finals where they face the winner of the stepladder playoffs that will begin on Tuesday at the MOA Arena.
Aside from CJ Perez, Nzeusseu has been a big part of the Pirates' transformation from the NCAA dormants to title contenders as the Season 92 Rookie of the Year averaged 11.4 points, 11.8 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks this year.
"It's really special," LPU head coach Topex Robinson said. "I think what transpired here is not just us but the whole LPU community - the culture, the tradition with LPU. It's just something that I'm so grateful for."
Nzeusseu beat Perez and Rey Nambatac of Colegio de San Juan de Letran for the weekly plum.