PBA: Standhardinger hopes all is well for injured Bolick
Paul Lintag on Oct 25, 2019 06:39 AM
“Maybe I get controversial, but if I ould choose between Bolick getting injured or us winning the game, I would have chosen Bolick staying healthy,” Standhardinger said of his new teammate. (Photo by Richard Esguerra)
Christian Standhardinger’s Northport debut in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup was a major win for him and the Batang Pier.
Standhardinger got one over his former team in San Miguel Beer and Northport has a strong import upgrade in Michael Qualls, who dropped 40 points in his first outing.
However, amidst all those great developments, the Batang Pier saw top rookie Robert Bolick hampered by some knee problems.
Bolick hurt his knee in the fourth quarter against the Beermen following a bad fall.
“Maybe I get controversial, but if I ould choose between Bolick getting injured or us winning the game, I would have chosen Bolick staying healthy,” Standhardinger said of his new teammate.
“I’m just hoping, with all my heart, that he recovers early and that he’s going to be fine,” he added.
Despite only playing one game together at Northport so far, Standhardinger, the no. 1 pick of the 2017 Draft, is already in awe of Bolick, the no. 3 pick of the 2018 Draft.
Standhardinger hopes Bolick’s injury is nothing serious as the Batang Pier will bank on the star rookie to fulfill goals down the line.
“Oh my god, this guy is so good. I just hope his knee is not messed up,” Standhardinger said.
“He’s a great baskeetball player and the sky’s the limit for this guy,” he added.
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