With Earl Scottie Thompson already in the pros, Perpetual Help’s first order of things was to find a true leader.
And there enters Gabriel Dagangon.
Dagangon has assumed the leadership role after Thompson left and, recently, dropped a 22-point, nine-rebound and two-block performance to help Perpetual Help down Arellano U, 76-62, in the NCAA Season 92 Men’s Basketball Division on Thursday.
For his effort, Dagangon bagged his first ACCEL Quantum/3XVI-NCAA Press Corps Player of the Week award.
“Gusto ko lang tulungan yung team ko, at makapag-bigay ng example at inspirasyon sa mga batang players”, said Dagangon.
Next to Nigerian teammate Bright Akhuetie, Dagangon has been the second most consistent player in the Las Pinas-based team’s fold as he has been averaging 14 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists and a block a game.
He could step up big too if necessary as seen in the huge win over the Chiefs.
Dagangon bested Emilio Aguinaldo College’s Sydney Onwubere and Hamadou Laminou, and Letran’s Rey Nambatac for the weekly plum.