FRANTASTIC! Fran Yu Hailed NCAA Player of the Week

By: Romwel Anzures
October 26, 2022

Fran Yu shining bright after being selected as the CPC crowns him as NCAA Player of the Week. Photo courtesy of Christelle Haro of The LANCE.

AFTER a blazing start in the Knights’ second-round campaign, Letran Star and Team Captain Fran Yu was hailed as the NCAA Player of the Week by the Collegiate Press Corps after averaging 12.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 2.0 steals.

He led Letran to wins over the Perpetual Altas, Arellano Chiefs, and the San Sebastian Golden Stags where he put out an impressive 19-point, 5-rebound, 2-steal, 1-assist performance. This was also Letran’s 6th straight win dating back to the first round of the eliminations.

“Masaya kasi first time ko makatanggap nun eh, pero hindi pa tapos kasi kailangan namin makuha yung top 2 for the twice to beat advantage”, said the 5-10 guard on receiving the award. 

As for their improving play that led to their win streak, Fran adds that: “Inadjust namin how to finish games kasi nung 1st round wala kaming convincing win eh, kaya ayun yung binabago namin ngayon dito sa 2nd round.”

The Letran Knights still have Lyceum, JRU, Benilde, EAC, San Beda, and Mapua on their schedules until the end of the eliminations. 

Yu also calls for the support of the whole Letran Community to help them in their season 98 campaign as well as the other incoming sporting events where the Colegio would be participating. ‘Wag na ‘wag po tayo mag sawang suportahan lahat ng sports sa Letran kasi po lahat naman po kami may mga sakripisyong ginagawa para maipanalo ang mga laro. Maraming salamat po sa inyo”. 

After the revised second-round schedule, the Letran Knights’ next game will be against the LPU Pirates, on Friday, October 28, 2022, at the FilOil EcoOil Centre in San Juan. Letran would be looking to avenge their 75-82 loss against their fellow Intramuros-based squad during the first round of the eliminations.