VIC Manuel has been providing the much-needed hustle for Alaska, which has won three straight after dropping their opening match in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
On Sunday the 6-foot-4 Manuel scored a PBA career-high 29 points, making 12 of his 19 attempts from the field, while hauling down 12 rebounds to power Alaska to a 110-110 win over TNT in Antipolo.
Manuel’s impressive effort earned him the nod as PBA Press Corps Player of the Week for the period of May 7-13, getting picked over Meralco’s Baser Amer and Chris Newsome, Columbian guard Rashawn McCarthy, Rain or Shine’s Raymond Almazan, Ginebra’s Kevin Ferrer and NLEX big man JR Quinahan.
Alaska shares second with Meralco and TNT, a half game behind Rain or Shine at 4-1.
The Aces return to action on Saturday in Dumaguete City against defending champion San Miguel Beer.