MANILA, Philippines — Kevin Quiambao credited his first profession triple-double to La Salle’s system and his teammates’ assist as he continues to dominate within the UAAP males’s basketball event.
Quiambao grew to become the primary participant to tally a triple-double in 5 years as he dropped 17 factors, 11 rebounds, and 14 assists–a UAAP document–to steer La Salle previous Nationwide College, 88-78, for its third straight win.
“My assists got here from the move of our system. I’m pleased to surpass the final triple-double 5 years in the past and make my very own identify,” mentioned Quiambao, a frontrunner for the the MVP race after the primary spherical.
“However once more, I received’t have 14 assists if my teammate wouldn’t make their pictures. I’m grateful to my teammates. We fought exhausting and had a great move of offense right now.”
He’s the primary participant to complete with a triple-double after CJ Cansino did it in his rookie yr with the College of Santo Tomas on October 28, 2018.
Quiambao’s historic sport led to the Inexperienced Archers’ balanced assault from Jonnel Policarpio, Evan Nelle, and Mark Nonoy.
The 6-foot-8 ahead mentioned his teammates are a part of his motivation.
“[My inspiration] is the Lord and my household in addition to my teammates as a result of a few of them got here from the province and States. I needed to repay their belief. And lastly, our teaching employees for trusting me and permitting me us to play our sport,” he mentioned.
La Salle assistant coach Gian Nazario mentioned Quiambao’s numbers are a product of his further work throughout coaching.
“I believe it’s the work that Kevin places in. I’m certain that coach Topex [Robinson] talked about to you throughout our sport, even pregame and post-game, Kevin works out. The belief that he has along with his teammates and the belief that his teammates have,” Nazario mentioned.
“You may’t measure his dedication in apply. We’re not stunned through the sport so the credit score actually goes to him due to the work that he places in.”
Quiambao, who’s in his finest form, mentioned his pre-game and post-game exercises are nonetheless a part of La Salle’s program for him.
“It transitions to the video games as a result of, on the psychological side, I really feel stronger due to my exercise. I take pleasure in figuring out and generally I don’t understand that I overwork generally,” Quiambao mentioned. “Good factor I’m able to apply it contained in the courtroom as seen with my minutes.”