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The King Tiger caps spectacular week with Player of the Week crown

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Kevin Ferrer is finally showing his true potential.

After years of taking stepbacks from his seniors, the former UAAP Juniors MVP is finally showing his potential in leading the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers to the top of the standings in the 78th Season of the UAAP Men’s Basketball Tournament.

In their sole assignment for the week, Ferrer overcame a huge Ateneo lead and fever to torch the Blue Eagles in the fourth period. Ferrer scored a career-high 27 points including three pivotal three-pointers for the Growling Tigers to complete a 68-58 win over Ateneo after trailing by as many as 16 points in the game that earned him the ACCEL Quantum/3XVI-UAAP Press Corps Player of the Week. More importantly, The win placed UST in second place with a 4-1 win-loss slate, half a game behind Far Eastern University following this weekend’s matches in the country’s premier collegiate league.

“Si Kevin Ferrer yan e. Yung puso niya di matitibag,” Bong dela Cruz said about the Smart Elite ambassador. But his leadership was the key to the turnaround said the sophomore coach. “Kevin Ferrer, being the leader that he is, huddled up the guys and asked them to intensify their defense.”

For Ferrer though, the credit for the win should be for the entire team, not just himself. “Gusto ko lahat kami nagwowork. Pag ako lang siyempre tatamarin din mga teammates ko. Sharing talaga sa kanila on and off the court.”

Ferrer became the second UST player to win the weekly award given by UAAP scribes after Ed Daquiaog.

The UST senior bested the following players for this week’s plum:

Gelo Alolino (NU)Philippine Sports News - Tiebreaker Times The King Tiger caps spectacular week with Player of the Week crown
Week Average: 13 points, 40% FG%, 4 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1 steal
Wins over: Adamson University, University of the Philippines

Mac Belo (FEU)Philippine Sports News - Tiebreaker Times The King Tiger caps spectacular week with Player of the Week crown
Week average: 17 points, 9 rebounds, 1.5 blocks
Wins over: University of the East, Adamson University

Jeron Teng (DLSU)Philippine Sports News - Tiebreaker Times The King Tiger caps spectacular week with Player of the Week crown
Week average: 16 points, 5 rebounds
Win over: University of the East

Mike Tolomia (FEU)Philippine Sports News - Tiebreaker Times The King Tiger caps spectacular week with Player of the Week crown
Week average: 12.5 points, 2 triples
Wins over: University of the East, Adamson University

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