Tougher, more aggressive LPU to be seen starting in PBA D-League
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Dec 15, 2017 05:48 PM
Mike Nzeusseu wants the LPU Pirates to have much more of a killer instinct
Lyceum of the Philippines University stayed true to its word following a disappointing end to the season.
Sweeping the eliminations only to get swept in the Finals, the Pirates said they will be going to work immediately after their loss.
“I’m really excited because Season 94 will start tomorrow for us,” head coach Topex Robinson said then. “We have a good group of young men who are just so hungry to really improve. I told them to just lick your wounds and tomorrow will be a new day for us.”
Reports have stated that Season MVP CJ Perez, team captain MJ Ayaay, and the rest of the Intramuros-based crew went back to the gym not long after they were defeated by San Beda College.
Now, however, they will be bringing all that work to the PBA D-League.
LPU has tied up with formerly one-win Zark’s Burgers for a partnership that is nothing but determined to win.
There, up against many collegiate rivals as well as veterans, the Pirates have one promise. “We have to be tough, we have to be more aggressive. There is no room for kindness from the first game to the last game,” big man Mike Nzeusseu shared.
He then continued, “We need to play with a champion’s mentality in all our games. There is no room for excuses anymore.”
Mentor Robinson, while steering away from strong statements, just promised continued improvement. “What I love and brag about my players is that they success didn’t really come to their heads. That’s why I’m really excited,” he said.
He then continued, “The experience that we gained in the NCAA and will gain in the D-League is just gonna make us better – a better team and more importantly, better individuals.”
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