Bolick: ‘Gusto ko patunayang nagkamali sila na pinaalis ako’

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on May 28, 2017 07:48 PM
Bolick: ‘Gusto ko patunayang nagkamali sila na pinaalis ako'
'TIL IT'S GONE. After his time as a self-proclaimed "bench player" in DLSU, Robert Bolick has emerged as San Beda's new main man.

The duel between San Beda College and De La Salle University already had a great story going for it – it was NCAA champion up against UAAP champion.

And yet, their matchup on Sunday at the Filoil Flying V Centre had all the more color.

Much of it had to do with Robert Bolick who had all the answers for the Red Lions while also posting all the problems for the Green Archers.

In the end, the 20-year-old collected 27 points, nine assists, and six rebounds.

Six of his scoring output came in the last three minutes as he steadied the NCAA champions up against the oncoming UAAP champions.

“As a team, gusto namin i-prove na kami pinakamalakas. Siyempre, UAAP champion sila e,” he expressed post-game.

He was quick to add his more personal motivations, however, in saying, “Pero siyempre, para sa akin, gusto ko patunayan na nagkamali sila na pinaalis ako.”

Bolick suited up for the Green Archers for two years before transferring to the Red Lions where he has spent the last two seasons, three counting his residency.

The Ormoc, Leyte native has always said that his time in Taft Avenue did not have a good ending. “Siyempre, naging sobrang down ako nung UAAP. ‘Di ako nagamit, bench player lang ako,” he was quoted as saying in an earlier interview.

He then furthered this time around, “Nawala talaga kumpyansa ko nun. Kaya malaki ang pasasalamat ko sa San Beda kasi sila nagpagaling sa akin.”

For all he is doing now, head coach Boyet Fernandez was nothing but proud of his team captain. “Credit to this guy, he stepped up tonight because he wanted to prove something,” he said.

Leading his new team to a victory versus his former squad, Bolick has, without a doubt, proved something.

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