Michael Calisaan left a lasting impression in his final game for San Sebastian in the NCAA Season 94 Men’s Basketball Tournament.
It was a fitting farewell for Calisaan last Tuesday, as he ended his collegiate career on a winning note by leading the Stags to a 91-63 romp of Arellano University.
The graduating forward’s swan song also merited him the Chooks-to-Go/Collegiate Sports Press Corps NCAA Player of the Week distinction.
“Surely, we will miss Michael. Yung leadership niya sa team is something na mami-miss ng team,” San Sebastian head coach Egay Macaraya said of Calisaan, who posted 24 points and 12 rebounds.
The curtain closed on what had been an unfulfilling season for the Stags, a year after they made the Final Four.
Calisaan, who also collected three assists and three steals, was one of the few bright spots for the team, and he gave the Stags a preview of what they will be missing beginning next season.
The 23-year-old Calisaan was at his best in the middle quarters, where he scored 20 points, including 14 in the third period.
He played a key role as well in second quarter, where San Sebastian dominated Arellano, 35-12, to break the game wide open.
Calisaan edged San Beda’s Jeramer Cabanag and Donald Tankoua, and College of St. Benilde’s Clement Leutcheu for the weekly citation handed by print and online scribes covering the beat.