Lanete is ACCEL-3XVI NCAA Press Corps Player of the Week
GARVO Lanete is the league’s fifth best in scoring with 17.4 point output per game and in their last game, proved that he is indeed a dependable player for defending champoin San Beda by producing the season’s best output so far in Season 87 of the NCAA.
The younger brother of PBA hotshot Chico Lanete, Garvo exploded with a career high 32 points on an impressive 13 of 20 shooting as the Lions bounced back after a disappointing 79-78 victory over College of St. Benilde last July 22 with an 103-62 rout against Emilio Aguinaldo College last Friday at The Arena in San Juan City.
The 31-point output laced with five triples and an 8 of 10 shooting from the two-point field, was the highest in the season eclipsing the 31-point production of San Sebastian’s Calvin Abueva when the Stags manhandled host University of Perpetual Help System Dalta, 87-60, last July 11.
For his blazing performance, Lanete, who also showed his defensive skills by pulling off four steals, was the unanimous choice for the ACCEL-3XVI NCAA Press Corps Player of the Week.
“This is my final year in the NCAA and I really want to help this team in whatever way I can. We were also focused on bouncing back strong after out game with St. Benilde and maybe that also contributed to my performance,” said Lanete who hails from Cebu.
Lanete scored 30 points in the first three quarters but was at his best in the second period when he drilled in 13 points as the Lions outscored the Generals, 34-20, to turn a slim 18-15 advantage after one quarter into a 17-point spread, 52-35, at halftime.
“He has been a consistent performer for us but today I really got an excellent game from Garvo,” beamed San Beda coach Frankie Lim who’s team remained at top spot in a tie with San Sebastian at 5-0 slate.
Other players who performed well the past week and were considered for the weekly citation also presented by ACCEL and 3XVI and supported by Gatorade were San Sebastian’s Calvin Abueva and University of Perpetual Help System Dalta’s George Allen.