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CSB star Clement Leutcheu dies at 25

Beatrice Go
CSB star Clement Leutcheu dies at 25

PURE HEART. Clement Leutcheu is remembered for his positivity, while being one of the leaders of CSB.

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'He may not be the best athlete, but he's got the purest of heart,' says CSB Blazers coach TY Tang of the late Cameroonian

Former College of Saint Benilde (CSB) foreign student-athlete Clement Leutcheu passed away, succumbing to cardiac arrest on Saturday, February 6. He was 25 years old.

The 6-foot-7 Cameroonian was vital to the CSB Blazers’ run from 2016 to 2019 even though the team never made the Final Four during that stretch.

“He may not be the best athlete, but he’s got the purest of heart. All he cares about is for the world, for the people especially the ones around him and for him to be better everyday,” said Blazers head coach TY Tang.

“He carries that positivity and shares it to everyone around him.”

In his final year in the NCAA last 2019, Leutcheu averaged 6.8 points off a 41% field goal percentage 6.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 19.7 minutes to emerge as one of team’s key players.

In that season, CSB missed the top 4 spot as the Blazers finished 5th with a 9-9 record.

Leutcheu saw action in the last NCAA season that would allow foreign student athletes to compete.

The ban will start in Season 96, which is still on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Leutcheu is survived by his family in Cameroon. –

Beatrice Go

More commonly known as Bee, Beatrice Go is a multimedia sports reporter for Rappler, who covers Philippine sports governance, national teams, football, and the UAAP. Stay tuned for her news and features on Philippine sports and videos like the Rappler Athlete’s Corner and Rappler Sports Timeout.