Migs Oczon has been nothing short of spectacular during the entirety of the NCAA Season 98 Seniors Basketball Tournament, during which the College of Saint Benilde continued to keep the top rank.
The rookie sharpshooter is a transfer from National University and he is averaging 15.2 points per game while pulling down 3.5 rebounds per contest. And in the Blazers’ consecutive victories against Mapua and San Beda the week before, he used his best players to pull off the upsets.
After a strong performance of 14 points against the Cardinals, Oczon scored 11 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter as CSB defeated the Red Lions for the first time since 2014. This victory brought CSB its first victory against the Red Lions since 2014.
The 6-foot guard averaged 16.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, and a scorching 52.8 percent from beyond the arc in two victories over playoff teams from the previous year. He also scored a perfect shooting percentage from the field. And because of his outstanding performance, the Collegiate Press Corps was impressed enough to name him the NCAA Player of the Week awarded by the Philippine Sports Commission.
Oczon was given the go-ahead after receiving support
From ancillary sponsors such as Jockey, Tinapayan Festival, and MNL Kingpin. He triumphed over Miggy Corteza, a member of his own squad, as well as Marwin Dionisio and Joshua Guiab of JRU, Fran Yu of Letran, and James Kwekuteye of San Beda.
“We needed to score, so anytime I had the opportunity to shoot, I made sure to take advantage of it,” she said. “Because I worked on it during the offseason and saw progress, I gained confidence in my ability to do it,” he explained.
The product of Davao is the second member of the Blazers franchise to earn the honor, following in the footsteps of Will Gozum, who was a versatile big and covered the game often in print and online publications.