PBA: Meralco Bolts

15 10 2010



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The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) season has started and this season the league welcomes a new team.  The Meralco Bolts took over the Sta. Lucia francise.  This team is packed with a good mix of youthful talent with excellent veteran presence.  The coach is Ryan Gregorio who has been the architect of the recent championship runs of Purefoods. The club anointed Mark Cardona as the focal point of its offense and the cornerstone of the new franchise.  He was acquired via trade with “sister team” Talk N’ Text Tropang Texters.

Current Line-Up:

PG 1 United States Weinstein, Shawn (R) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) St. Edwards*
SF 3 Philippines Omolon, Nelbert 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) PCU*
F 5 Philippines Aljamal, Yousif 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) San Beda*
PG 6 Philippines Ross, Chris 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Marshall*
F/C 8 Philippines Daa, Dennis 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Las Piñas*
SG 9 Philippines Cardona, Mark 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) De La Salle*
PF 10 Philippines Espinas, Gabby 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 194 lb (88 kg) PCU*
C 13 Philippines Aquino, Marlou (C) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Adamson*
SF 14 Philippines Mirza, Khasim (R) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) UST*
G 18 Philippines Escobal, Pong 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 180 lb (82 kg) San Beda*
G/F 25 Philippines Gamalinda, Riego (R) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) San Beda*
F/C 30 Philippines Belga, Beau 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 225 lb (102 kg) PCU*
PF 31 Philippines Arao, Ford (R) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Ateneo*
C 55 Tonga Taulava, Asi 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 275 lb (125 kg) Brigham Young

Coaching Staff:

Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

The club acquired Asi Taulava from Powerade to bolter their frontline. By the looks of the coaching staff, this team will be a highly defensive team that will be opportunistic in the opponents turnover.  They will not be able to run as much due to the aging big men but they can rely on Cardona to create some mismatches in the mid-range. The team is not expected much to contend this season and a semi-final finish will be an overachievement.


Current Record: 1-2 (Tied for 7th)




One response

3 11 2010


excelent post, keep it coming…

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