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‘Mr. Suave’ Bolick making case for Gilas spot


Robert Bolick was nothing short of a revelation for Gilas Pilipinas in its recently-held training camp in Spain, making a solid case for a roster spot in the Fiba World Cup later this month in China.

The NorthPort rookie sensation has carried the scoring cudgels for the Philippine sqaud in its last two friendlies against Congo and Ivory Coast.

With the Philippines fielding only 9 of its 11 players in its two games in the Torneo de Malaga as Gabe Norwood (mild groin injury) and Kiefer Ravena (ongoing FIBA suspension), Bolick rose to the occasion.

He was one of the few bright spots in a 71-82 loss to Congo after firing 21 points on top of 6 rebounds and was crucial in a 73-63 win over Ivory Coast with 19 points and 7 rebounds.

In the two outings combined, Bolick displayed efficiency as he shot a stellar 12-of-17 from the field and sank all of his 12 free throws.

Gilas will be back in the country on Tuesday to iron out their final preparations for the Basketball World Cup.