FAR Eastern University has kept pace with the UAAP leaders, thanks to big performances by Wendell Comboy this week.
With his shooting and defense, the Tamaraws' fourth-year guard was picked Chooks-to-Go Collegiate Press Corps UAAP Player of the Week.
In FEU’s bounce-back effort against the National University Bulldogs last Wednesday,
Comboy led the scorers with 18 points, going 7-of-12 from the field.
He continued his momentum four days later in the cardiac game against the erstwhile undefeated Adamson, by scoring 13 points to help the Tamaraws edge out Franz Pumaren’s squad in overtime.
In the dying seconds of the thriller, the 6-foot Comboy even came up with a huge block on 6-foot-5 Sean Manganti that sealed the deal on FEU's stoppage of the Falcons' unbeaten run.
“Pero yun yung talagang nagbibigay sa akin ng playing time,” said Comboy about his defensive contributions to the team.
“Sabi nga ni Coach Olsen [Racela] na dumepensa muna ako tsaka dadating yung opensa ko. Bonus nalang yun.”
Comboy beat University of Santo Tomas’ CJ Cansino, Ateneo’s Angelo Kouame, and UP's Bright Akhuetie for the weekly award given by scribes from print and online covering the league.