PBA: He’s not even a rookie – Pringle on Bolick
Mark Escarlote on Jan 16, 2019 10:59 PM
He's gonna be key to our success, too -- Stanley Pringle on rookie Robert Bolick
NorthPort’s scoring leader Stanley Pringle was left in awe watching rookie Robert Bolick sink bucket after bucket.
A lethal scorer during his college stint with San Beda University, Bolick debuted with 26 points Wednesday in the Batang Pier’s 117-91 rout of Blackwater in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup at the Big Dome.
Bolick was so comfortable with his debut run, Pringle thought he played like an experienced veteran.
“Oh man, he's not even a rookie,” said Pringle, who scored 21 points. “He's ready to go to work already.”
Bolick started out hot, hitting 10 of the NorthPort’s first 18 points and shot a sensational 10-of-12 from the field. The three-time NCAA champion was perfect from the two-point field with a 7-of-7 clip, shot 3-of-5 from beyond the three-point arc and was 3-of-3 from the line.
Bolick also posted three rebounds and three assists for an all-around game for the Batang Pier.
“He's gonna be key to our success, too,” added Pringle, who is set to receive the Scoring Champion award in the PBA Press Corps Awards on January 21. “When we play a tough team in the playoffs, he's not a rookie.”
“I told him already, we need you to go to work, be out there, calling the plays, hitting big shots,” he added. “He's definitely gonna be key to our success, and our other young guys.”
Bolick, definitely, did not disappoint.
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