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With preseason finished, Meralco to go ‘soul-searching’ forward of PBA Draft

Meralco Bolts coach Luigi Trillo.

Meralco Bolts coach Luigi Trillo. –PBA IMAGES

MANILA, Philippines—With the PBA on Tour over, Meralco units its eyes on the following cease earlier than PBA Season 48: The Draft.

Coach Luigi Trillo admitted that earlier than they may even consider who to choose within the first spherical of September’s draft, the Bolts should do some “soul-searching.”

“We all know the draft is arising… for us we have now to do some soul-searching. We’ve got the eighth decide. This can be a probability for us to essentially consider the gamers and even us, the teaching employees, we’ll attempt to enhance ourselves too,” instructed Trillo after their win over Rain or Shine at Ynares Sports activities Heart, Pasig, on Friday.

The Bolts completed fourth in final season’s Governors’ Cup event with a 7-4 file earlier than posting the identical mark within the preseason.

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“I hope within the draft, somebody good comes right here and new blood is at all times good.”

The necessity for younger gamers is the important thing goal for Trillo come September 15 with its major cogs like Chris Newsome and Cliff Hodge not getting any youthful. Newsome, the Bolts’ high scorer, is already 33 years previous whereas Hodge is 35.

“We’ve been within the Finals however I observed that we have to get youthful. The opposite groups are getting youthful so hopefully we get, not simply an import quickly however we additionally must reassess how we are able to get another gamers,” the highest coach mentioned.

With the upcoming season beginning with the import-laced Commissioner’s Cup, Meralco has but to zero in on a possible reinforcement.

“The issue is there are many provides with the opposite imports we bear in mind,” mentioned Trillo.

The Bolts should have a while to scout for doable imports however Trillo admitted that they’ve to maneuver rapidly with different leagues trying as properly.

Final season, KJ McDaniels powered Meralco within the Commissioner’s Cup in addition to the Governors’ Cup.

“We’ve got a few guys [in mind] however we have now to begin signing any of them quickly as a result of China, Japan and Korea are trying (for gamers) so that is the time to get them.”

Trillo didn’t disclose any names with regard to Meralco’s import choices.

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