THE catalyst in NLEX's strong 2-0 start, young guard Kevin Alas has been picked first PBA Press Corps Player of the Week of the Governors' Cup.
The six-foot guard kicked off NLEX's campaign by scoring 20 points, hauling down eight rebounds and issuing four assists to lead the Road Warriors past Alaska in the opening game of the season-ending conference.
Alas is now 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 came up with another fine performance with 13 points and five rebounds as NLEX ripped Kia.
The former Letran star was picked over Phoenix guard RJ Jazul, Meralco's Chris Newsome, Rain or Shine's Maverick Ahanmisi and Star veteran PJ Simon for the weekly citation.
The Road Warriors are determined to move forward following a woeful four-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.