DLSU dominance extends to UAAP 79 Week 3 Dream Team
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Sep 27, 2016 08:38 PM
GREEN-MINDED. All but two of our Dream Team for this week hail from Taft Avenue.
Week 3 is over and done with in the 79th Season of the UAAP Men’s Basketball Tournament.
And after two weeks, players have already begun capturing our hearts and our minds. True to this year’s theme of “Dare to Dream,” we bring you our Week 3 Dream Team.
Ben Mbala, De La Salle University
Ben Mbala continues to be a force just as DLSU continues to be a force.
And the even scarier thing is that it’s not only the inside that he’s dominating. With 21 points, 16 rebounds, four steals, and three blocks, the hulking Cameroonian was all over the court as the Green Archers outclassed Adamson.
If ever a team is going to stop DLSU, they may very well have to stop their man in the middle first.
Jeron Teng, De La Salle University
Jeron Teng did not make as much noise as his Cameroonian teammate. He only – for his lofty standards – had 15 points, four assists, and three rebounds in the DLSU victory versus Adamson.
However, he really didn’t have to make as much noise as the rest of his teammates took care of business.
Still, even with the substandard outing, Taft’s team captain remained a key cog in their march to a still undefeated 5-0.
Paul Desiderio, University of the Philippines
Questionable calls and missed free throws aside, Paul Desiderio has emerged as one of UP’s biggest weapons – even, at times, taking over top gun duties from Jett Manuel.
The Cebuano’s 17-point, 10-rebound, two-steal performance played a big part in the Fighting Maroons’ first win. Then, if he had only made at least three more from his 8/15 shooting from the stripe, they may have very well beaten FEU.
Eleven misses from the line is a lot and he has gotten himself into more than a few questionable calls, but there is no doubting that Bo Perasol has found his new workhorse in Desiderio.
Kib Montalbo, De La Salle University
Aldin Ayo has a thing for players who do the intangibles. He had one in Mcjour Luib back in Letran and now, he has one in Kib Montalbo.
The thing is, the Bacolod native can also stuff the stat sheet pretty well as evidenced by his collection of 12 points, eight rebounds, six assists, and two steals as the Green Archers outclassed Adamson.
Taft Avenue can now boast of having all three of this season’s Players of the Week with Montalbo the latest to deservingly put his name on the list.
Anton Asistio, Ateneo de Manila University
From out of nowhere, Anton Asistio has taken the reins of Ateneo’s pointman position.
Very much like how from out of nowhere, he is now the first Blue Eagle to make our Dream Team.
He made it happen after pouring in a career-high 21 points built on a perfect 9/9 from the stripe to help Katipunan get back on tract at the expense of still winless UE.
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