ROBERT Bolick may have been Perpetual’s biggest problem all night long, but the graduating combo guard also had problems of his own in the game.
Bolick finished with 23 points and six assists in their 83-72 win over the Altas, but not to be outshined was rookie guard Jielo Razon who came out with a solid performance of his own against the Red Lions.
Playing in his first semis game as a seniors player, Razon led the way for the Altas with 16 points, six rebounds, three assists and a steal though it didn’t result to a win.
Razon showed no fear all game long and the two was even warned for taunting late in the game.
Bolick totally understands where the rookie is coming from, remembering the time when he was just a rookie trying to prove himself.
“Yun ang trabaho niya, kukulitin ganun, naiintindihan ko rin yung ganun kasi ganun din ako dati e, sa La Salle, ganun din ako. Naiintindihan ko siya, first year niya, maganda naman ang papakita. Sana ituloy tuloy niya,” said Bolick.
“Sabi ko lang four more years, stay humble and continue what you’re doing, hopefully marating niya ang gusto niyang marating,” he added.
Bolick also tipped his hats off to transferee guard Edgar Charcos who, like him, played sparingly in the UAAP and found greener pastures in the NCAA.
“Lahat sila doon competitive eh, si Charcos ganun din, di siya masyadong nagagamit sa UE pumunta siya dito, stellar performance right away,” said Bolick.
“Ganun din ang nangyari sa akin e, so natutuwa ako sa mga ganung klaseng player. Hopefully next year tuloy tuloy nila, pero dapat manalo parin kami,” he added.
The 6’1 guard out of Ormoc, Leyte believes that the Altas has a bright future ahead of them, especially when veteran point guard Keith Pido returns.
“Gusto ko magpasalamat kay God na binigyan kami ng opportunity. Salute din kay coach Frankie, yung gameplan niya maganda rin, salute to them sa magandang season nila,” Bolick said.
“Kung andun si Pido, I’m sure mas mahirap sila kalaban and I hope na maging okay siya, para next year okay na sila and si coach Boyet na ang mahirapan,” he said in jest.