Pre-birthday gift for "Ant-Man" Cruz as he takes Player of the Week honor

Rejj Sibayan (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--A day before his birthday, Letran guard Mark Cruz got a gift.

On Sunday, the NCAA Press Corps named Cruz the Accel Quantum 3XVI Player of the Week after leading to bring Letran back to life against San Sebastian on Tuesday.

Cruz had 29 points on six triples, the last turned to the game-winning four-point play, five assists, and seven steals in that game.

Cruz also led the Knights' charge against the Perpetual Help Altas, where he tallied 15 points, four assists, and four steals.

This season, Cruz averaged 17.6 points, 4.2 assists, and three steals a game, all team-highs for Letran, which remained unbeaten after five matches.