July 24, 2017

Alas named Player of the Week

Serving as the catalyst in NLEX's strong 2-0 start, young guard Kevin Alas emerged as the first PBA Press Corps Player of the Week behind his inspired plays in the opening week of the Governors' Cup.

The six-foot guard kicked off NLEX's campaign by banging in 20 points, hauling down 8 rebounds and issuing 4 assists to lead the Road Warriors past Alaska, 112-104 last Wednesday in the opening game of the season-ending conference.

Curiously, Alas has gone up 3-0 in his head-to-head this season with his father Louie, who serves as the deputy coach of Alex Compton at Alaska.

Alas then submitted another all-around stats line of 13 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 block as NLEX hacked KIA, 100-93.

The former Letran star easily beat out Phoenix guard RJ Jazul, Meralco's Chris Newsome, Rain or Shine's Maverick Ahanmisi and Star veteran PJ Simon for the weekly citation.

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The Road Warriors are determined to move forward following a woeful 4-win total in the first two conferences this season.

Alas and the Road Warriors will be shooting for a 3-0 start, the franchise’s first if ever under coach Yeng Guiao when they take on Rain or Shine on Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.