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    Robert Bolick ready to take on tough challenges with NorthPort

    Dec 17, 2018
    PHOTO: DJ Cubangbang

    UPON formally being selected by NorthPort in the first round of he PBA Rookie Draft, Robert Bolick was given a challenge by head coach Pido Jarencio.

    “Sabi niya, kapag hindi raw ako magpapakamatay sa team, papatayin daw niya ako,” said Bolick when asked what Jarencio told him after his name was called in the PBA draft.

    And Bolick said he is ready to face that challenge.

    “Mas masaya ‘yun. Makulit siya. Makulit din ako. Mag-jejell kami. At the end of the day, gusto naming manalo,” Bolick said.

    Bolick was selected third overall by the Batang Pier in the draft and he is expected to take over the chores left by Terrence Romeo in the point guard position.

    The daunting task only motivates the former San Beda star to further work on his game.

    “’Yun ang pinakagusto ko eh. ‘Yung challenges. Ngayon na sobrang bigat na nang nasa harap ko, siyempre tatangapin ko ng buong puso. Tatrabahuin ko talaga araw-araw. Hindi lang ako. Team kami. For sure, tutulungan din ako,” said Bolick.

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    Bolick also said he looks forward to learn from NorthPort star Stanley Pringle, arguably one of the top guards in Asia.

    “Magalang siya na player hindi lang sa Pilipinas kundi sa Fiba. Talagang kayang kaya niya. Sa akin, gusto ko lang matuto sa kanya. Ibibigay ko ang lahat. Scorer siya. Ako hahanapin ko lang mga teammates ko. Gusto ko masaya silang lahat. Gusto ko lang mapakita sa kanila na winner ako at hindi ako tumatanggap ng talo,” said Bolick.

    Is Bolick the piece NorthPort needed to become a consistent playoff contender?

    “Hinid ko mapa-promise ‘yun. Sobrang galing ng mga players. Change ko lang ‘yung makikita nila sa amin na mentality sa akin na winner ako. Kapag nakikita nila na kapag kausapin nila ako, alam nila na gusto kong manalo. ‘Yun ang pinaka-importante sa akin. Gusto kong manalo. At least makikita nila ‘yun,” said Bolick.

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