Robert Bolick as top pick in PBA Draft? Coach Boyet says yes
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Nov 12, 2018 09:24 PM
Boyet Fernandez has long been a believer of one-time self-proclaimed "bench player" Robert Bolick
Robert Bolick has long been penciled in as a top three pick in the looming 2018 PBA Draft.
That means he could go as high as first overall to Columbian, second overall to Blackwater, or third overall to Northport.
For San Beda University head coach Boyet Fernandez, any of those teams would be lucky to have him. “I’m sure he will be a good added player to the teams that will draft with the first three picks. He can play with a system, he can play without a system, he can play defense, he can score, he can do everything,” he told reporters after Bolick helped his team into another three-peat on Monday at the MOA Arena.
He then continued, “Wag nilang sabihing player ko kaya inaangat ko, but I think he’s one of the best players who can play the 1, 2, and 3 (position).”
In fact, coach Boyet believes in his prized ward so much that he said the now-departing King Lion should be the top overall pick – ahead of CJ Perez, ahead of Ray Parks Jr. As he put it, “I’m hoping that Columbian will change their mind because you got Robert who, I think is the best point guard coming into this draft and is probably, the future of the PBA.”
He then continued, “No offense to CJ, I do love him, I do believe in his game, but this guy (Bolick) deserves the number one pick.”
The Dyip have already been reportedly to be set on Lyceum of the Philippines University’ Perez as the first overall pick.
For the Red Lions’ always amiable mentor, though, they could instead get Bolick – a three-time NCAA champion, one-time UAAP champion, and just a winner through and through. “He came into San Beda and brought more championships to San Beda,” he said.
He then continued, “You have Jimmy [Alapag], you have [LA] Tenorio, you have Franz [Pumaren], and you have Hector Calma. He will be one of them in the future.”
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