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La Salle star Kevin Quiambao within the UAAP Season 86 males’s basketball event. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.internet

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 report–to guide La Salle previous Nationwide College, 88-78, for its third straight win.

“My assists got here from the move of our system. I’m comfortable to surpass the final triple-double 5 years in the past and make my very own title,” stated Quiambao, a frontrunner for the the MVP race after the primary spherical.

“However once more, I gained’t have 14 assists if my teammate wouldn’t make their photographs. I’m grateful to my teammates. We fought onerous and had an excellent 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 recreation led to the Inexperienced Archers’ balanced assault from Jonnel Policarpio, Evan Nelle, and Mark Nonoy.

The 6-foot-8 ahead stated 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  wished to repay their belief. And lastly, our teaching employees for trusting me and permitting me us to play our recreation,” he stated.

La Salle assistant coach Gian Nazario stated Quiambao’s numbers are a product of his further work throughout coaching.

“I feel it’s the work that Kevin places in. I’m positive that coach Topex [Robinson] talked about to you throughout our recreation, even pregame and post-game, Kevin works out. The belief that he has together with his teammates and the belief that his teammates have,” Nazario stated. 

“You may’t measure his dedication in follow. We’re not shocked in the course of the recreation so the credit score actually goes to him due to the work that he places in.”

Quiambao, who’s in his greatest form, stated his pre-game and post-game exercises are nonetheless a part of La Salle’s program for him.

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“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 typically I don’t understand that I overwork typically,” Quiambao stated. “Good factor I’m able to apply it contained in the court docket as seen with my minutes.”

Kevin Quiambao and La Salle assistant coach Gian Nazario after beating NU. #UAAPSeason86

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