DAVAO CITY—It would not be a surprise if Doña Salud, Sasa burly Davaoeño cager Alvin Pasaol will get substantial rookie playing minutes for the Meralco Bolts in the 2021 PBA season.
This developed after veteran American Bolts head coach Norman Black had said he was impressed with the unique offensive skills of the 6’2 Davaoeño guard.
Black told reporters in a recent interview that he was surprised with the offensive skills of Pasaol when he joined the Bolts practice before the Enhanced Community Quarantine was imposed in Metro Manila.
“I’m impressed with Pasaol,” Black said.
The veteran PBA coach said he is excited to see how Pasaol would perform in defense against young and veteran players in the PBA.
He said aside from his offense, this early he is happy to see Pasaol going all hard in their practices.
Recently, Pasaol signed a two-year maximum rookie deal to play for the Bolts.
Pasaol signed the deal last March 25.
The Bolts earlier picked the 6’2 banger as the ninth overall pick in the 2021 PBA rookie draft last March 14.
Pasaol, a prolific scorer and former member of the 3×3 Chooks to Go Philippine team is set to add scoring and defense for the Bolts in the 2021 PBA season.
A former player of the University of East Red Warriors in the UAAP, Pasaol previously played for Zamboanga in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League.
Before making it big in Metro Manila, Pasaol played briefly in some local leagues in Davao City where he was scouted while playing in one of the commercial teams here.