SMB's Cabagnot earns Player of the Week honors

[ Source: ABS CBN News ] - January 10, 2017

 San Miguel's Alex Cabagnot drives past Ginebra's LA Tenorio. Photo courtesy of the PBA Media BureauMANILA, Philippines – Not even a fractured nose can stop San Miguel guard Alex Cabagnot, who was named the PBA Player of the Week for the period of December 28 to January 8 after helping the Beermen rack up three impressive victories.

Cabagnot sustained a depressed nasal fracture in their game against Meralco last December 28 and was advised by doctors to undergo surgery.

Nevertheless, he got the green light to play by agreeing to wear a protective face mask during games, and the 34-year-old has not missed a beat.

The lefty guard averaged 15.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.0 assists as the Beermen won two games in the span of three days. In the process, he becomes the first player to claim the weekly honor for 2017.

Cabagnot admitted that he felt uncomfortable when he first played wearing a mask last Friday, but he still delivered, scoring 10 points in the first quarter of their game against Blackwater.
The Beermen went on to clobber the Elite, 118-93, and become the first team to earn a quarterfinals berth in the PBA Philippine Cup.

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