NCAA: Coaches describe Robert Bolick as unique, unstoppable

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Aug 30, 2018 03:51 PM
NCAA: Coaches describe Robert Bolick as unique, unstoppable
Robert Bolick got praises from anywhere and everywhere following his 50-point masterpiece

Robert Bolick is the first player to score 50 points in the NCAA in three decades.

Without a doubt, San Beda University main man’s 50-point explosion last Friday is rare as the last time the league has seen such occurrence was in 1979 when Lim Eng Beng fired 55 points for De La Salle University.

That means that Bolick is just the second player in the 94-year history of the first and oldest collegiate league in the country to score 50 points or more.

That is exactly why, for Red Lions head coach Boyet Fernandez, his main man is nothing but special. “Maraming players na magagaling, pero nag-iisa lang ang Robert Bolick. You cannot compare other players to him,” he told reporters.

That, coming after Bolick destroyed Arellano University by dropping 50 points in efficient 18-of-25 shooting from the field and perfect 9-of-9 shooting from the free throw line.

Even after being on the receiving end of such destruction, Chiefs tactician Jerry Codinera could only also marvel at the masterpiece by the graduating guard. “Magaling, magusay naman talaga yan, no doubt. He’s a good two-guard, may character lumaro, relentless, ‘di siya nakukuntento,” he said.

He then continued, “For me, there’s no collegiate player (who) can stop him.”

With that, coach Jerry, a Philippine basketball legend, has no qualms about saying that Bolick will take the PBA by storm once he gets there. “Very promising yan. Watch out, PBA – there’s a new kid on the block,” he said.

More than the scoring spree, however, coach Boyet said his graduating guard can do it all – even in the PBA. As he put it, “Robert is an all-around player. ‘Di niya iniisip yung scoring kasi he’s a facilitator for our team and a leader for our defense.”

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