Alapag takes notice of Bolick, Perez: ‘A lot of talent, athleticism’

first_imgView comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “It’s an exciting time for Philippine basketball. Like what coach Chot said earlier, this program has gone so far since 2007 in Tokushima,” he said.“We still see guys like Jayson (Castro), Japeth (Aguilar), June Mar (Fajardo), and Gabe (Norwood) who played in Spain and are still here to help the next generation. Then you have Bolick and CJ Perez who are going to be the future of the Gilas program, so it’s good to see everybody here and now the work begins.”The 2023 Fiba World Cup is still five years away, but Alapag knows the importance of letting the young guns learn as early as now.“You can never start too early. The dribble drive system allows us Filipino players to take advantage of our strengths our speed, quickness, ability to shoot from the perimeter and our creativity. Filipino players are very creative in how we handle the ball and how we can get to the rim and finish,” he said.“So I think for them, being a part of the program is something that they will remember for the rest of their careers. For these younger guys to compete against the veterans this early, it’s only going to help them improve. It’s that youthful energy mixing with great mentors in the veterans who have already experienced so much. I think these young guys will be able to learn a lot from them.”ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Fajardo will still ‘definitely’ be part of Gilas in 2023, says Austria Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense “Bolick and CJ, having watched them in the last NCAA Finals, there’s a lot of talent, a lot of young energy, a lot of athleticism out here. I’m excited for them,” the former Gilas captain said.Standout performances from Bolick and Perez shouldn’t come as a surprise given their accomplishments in the collegiate and amateur levels.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBolick led San Beda to back-to-back NCAA titles and took Cignal HD to the 2017 PBA D-League Aspirant’s Cup crown where was even named MVP while Perez was the anchor of Lyceum’s impressive run in the NCAA Season 93 where the Pirates pulled off an 18-0 elimination round sweep.But Alapag wasn’t just fixated on the pair as he also expressed his excitement upon seeing the influx of young talent in the national team pool. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netRobert Bolick and CJ Perez had memorable duels this past NCAA season for their respective schools San Beda and Lyceum, but as members of coach Chot Reyes’ “23-for-23” list, their impressive work on Monday’s evening practices at Meralco Gym caught the eye of one national team deputy.The two got the attention of Gilas Pilipinas assistant coach Jimmy Alapag, who observed the short practice session where Bolick, Perez and the rest of the young bloods worked out with the veteran national team members.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img