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ROY candidate? Super-rookie Cansino plays like a veteran

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Growling Tigers super-rookie CJ Cansino contributed 17-point, 17-rebound double-double to help the University of Santo Tomas pummel the University of the East, 80-66.

Cansino revealed that he is just proving himself to everyone.

“Pinapatunayan ko sa lahat na belong din ako rito. Pinaghirapan ko ‘to,” he said.

In fact, he won last year’s juniors MVP plum with a huge 18-statistical point lead over the 7-foot-1 Kai Sotto of Ateneo de Manila High School.

Cansino already tallied his third double-double in the seniors late in the second quarter with 10 points and 12 boards.

Despite these numbers, he insisted that UST is his team.

“Si coach [Aldin Ayo], wala siyang main man na parang, ito, si CJ Cansino, ikaw lang tututukan ko. ‘Di siya ganun,” he revealed.

Cansino currently averaging 13.4 points and 7.8 rebounds per game and clearly, one of the frontrunners for Rookie of the Year plum.