Prince Eze would gladly exchange his Most Valuable Player crown for a championship. But after not taking the title, he’ll focus on the best thing he can give back to his parents once he gets to return home to Nigeria: A diploma.
For the last six years, the 6-foot-10 Eze has been burning the hardcourt. Even with the eye-popping numbers he produces night in and night out, Eze expressed his utmost gratitude to his teammates and his coaches for this honor he received.
“I feel like my team made me the player that I am. They found me and played to my strengths,” said Eze, the second MVP Perpetual produced in five years.
“My teammates are the MVPs.
“They know how to make me look good. Even if I’m down, the team, the coaches, and the school, lifted me up,” furthered Eze, who averaged 17.9 points, 16.3 rebounds, and 3.3 blocks per game this season.
Though he has already exhausted his playing years, Eze plans on staying at University of Perpetual Help System DALTA – after all, he still has an unfinished business to attend to.
“I’ll keep on working. First of all, I have to graduate. That’s what my mom wants me to do,” shared the 23-year-old Marketing major undergraduate.
“My dad likes basketball but my mom wants me to study.”
And he has only the next few months to work on accomplishing that feat. When he finally does, Eze expressed that the time he gets to march would be better than the feeling when he was crowned as the MVP of the league.
“The diploma – that one lasts forever,” answered Eze when asked which one would be sweeter, the MVP or a diploma.
“I used to say that championship is better but now, it’s the diploma.”