MANILA – Sophomore point guard Ryan Roose Garcia grabs the UAAP Press Corps Player of the Week honors after powering title favorite Far Eastern University for a near first-round sweep.
The 20-year-old standout from Southern City Colleges in Zamboanga also earned the distinction of being the first two-time Accel-Filoil UAAP Press Corps Player of the Week winner this season.
Garcia beat Ateneo's Eric Salamat and University of the East guard Paul Lee in the weekly citation also backed by Terrilicious meat products and Gatorade.
FEU coach Glenn Capacio has a lot of nice words for Garcia, who is undoubtedly the Tamaraws’ heart and soul.
"He is playing consistent basketball and he makes his teammates better. For me, he is the best point guard in college basketball today," said Capacio.
In the last two games, the Zamboanga native is averaging 17 points, 3.5 assists, 3 rebounds, 1.5 steals and a block per game.
Garcia saved FEU from the jaws of defeat in regulation in a thrilling 84-80 double overtime triumph over La Salle last Thursday.
It was a splendid all-around game for Garcia, who finished with 18 points, four rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks.
Meantime, in the Tamaraws’ 74-65 win over Adamson last Sunday, Garcia produced 16-points, three rebounds and two assists. (Virgil Lopez/Sunnex)