AMER TIME! Baser's growth key to Meralco's electrifying run
Paul Lintag on Mar 30, 2017 05:32 PM
Meralco has full confidence in Baser Amer and the former San Beda Red Lion has delivered on all fronts for the Bolts' Commissioner's Cup campaign.
There's more to Baser Amer's breakout conference than just being mentored by two legendary point guards.
Playing in his second year in the PBA and fifth conference overall, Amer has turned into an absolute leader for the Meralco Bolts.
An actual leader in every sense of the word, not just in on-court production.
"Sabi lang ni coach [Norman Black] sakin na kahit baguhan ako sa team, kailangan matuto ako sa pagsabihan sila [Bolts]," Amer said as he starts to make his team accountable for everything on the floor like a true point guard.
"Dapat di ako matakot sa kanila kahit beterano sila at baguhan ako sa league," he added.
Despite finding success in his new role, the former San Beda Red Lion admitted it was a huge adjustment on his part trying to take control of the Bolts
However, once he found a middle ground in being assertive and respectful, it was game on. The result is a 4-0 start for Meralco in the 2017 Commissioner's Cup.
"Akala ko nung una mahirap kasi nakakahiya. Pero once na sinabihan mo sila in a good way, mas madali lang pala," Amer said.
"High school, college nagagawa ko naman. Nahinto lang nung baguhan ako kasi nga nahihiya ako pero comfortable na ako," he added.
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