2018 PBA Draft Baller Breakdown: Robert Bolick
Anton Roxas on Dec 15, 2018 06:41 PM
Robert Bolick is a proven winner, but he needs to get stronger and faster in the PBA.
He can score if he wants to. He can pester the opposing team’s best player. He can make his teammates look good. He can lead like a king. He can do all these great things but he wants to do it as a “point guard”. That’s Robert Bolick for you. Tomorrow, at the 2018 PBA Draft, will he be “The One”?
Robert Bolick scored a record 50 points in an NCAA game last August 24 against Arellano University. Three years ago in the Finals, he defended Jiovani Jalalon who ended up succumbing to cramps in Game 1. During his final game in college, Bolick tallied a whopping 12 assists. In all his three seasons with San Beda, he led the Red Lions to the championship. Five months ago, I asked Bolick how he wants to be remembered and he simply said he just wants to be a “winner”. It’s undeniable now. Bolick is an absolute winner and his confidence is sky high. But, despite this, he knows that he still has a lot to learn and he makes an effort to learn from the best, training with Kiefer Ravena and even asking LA Tenorio during a live interview for an opportunity to mentor him. Bolick is not afraid to fail. He’s been there and will do whatever it takes to stay on his feet. He is already arguably the best point guard in the draft (and it helps that he’s 6’1” too.) but the best part about him is that he wants to get better.
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Now, I said, “arguably” because there is a possibility that Bolick could be used as a shooting guard in the PBA. Because of his skill set, a lot of times, he becomes a combo-guard on the floor. We saw that when he was on the floor at the same time with Dan Sara and then Jo Presbitero. Either way, Bolick has to get stronger and faster. The point guards he will be facing are either extremely explosive like Jalalon, Chris Banchero and Jayson Castro or intelligently crafty like Tenorio, Alex Cabagnot and Paul Lee. At shooting guard, Bolick will have to face studs like Stanley Pringle, Matthew Wright and Scottie Thompson. Bolick has expressed his desire to learn from the best. Soon, he will be competing against the best and knowing his history, Bolick will work hard until he becomes one of them.