Perez grateful for immense trust from ‘hero’ Robinson

first_imgRobinson on late foul: Refs make mistakes too View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThroughout his collegiate career, which has seen him make stops at three schools, CJ Perez had one person he could always lean on: coach Topex Robinson.That’s why the leading Most Valuable Player candidate finds no shame in calling the youthful Lyceum mentor his hero.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president “Coach always tells us to think about who our hero is. Actually, he’s the one I look up to, and I look at him as my hero,” said Perez on the heels of Lyceum’s historic 18-0 sweep of the NCAA Season 93 eliminations on Thursday.Buying into Robinson’s system has allowed not only Perez, but the rest of the Pirates to flourish this season leading to an outright Finals berth.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPlaying inspired through the course of the year, the Pirates have awed the crowd as they established themselves as one of the best collegiate teams in the country — all while wearing smiles on their faces.For Perez, Lyceum will not be where it is right now if not for its head coach, who have always defrayed the credit to his players. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “He gets mad at me, but he’s really the one I see as my hero. He gives me so much trust. When I was struggling, he was always there helping me and pushing me on what to do. He never stops motivating me,” the energetic forward said.This dynamic between the player and the coach has also bore fruits for the 23-year-old, as he emerged as a clear frontrunner for this season’s MVP award.But winning the plum is the least of Perez’ concerns.“All we’re thinking of right now is inspiring people, especially the ones who watch us. Now, we have the chance to show our talents and we’d like nothing more but to inspire everyone who sees us,” he said.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img

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