March 26, 2021

Black says Pasaol needs to develop his game

ALVIN Pasaol has agreed to be a part of the Meralco Bolts after inkling a two-year deal Thursday afternoon.

After taking care of business, the burly but shifty forward now shifts his focus on improving himself.

"Siyempre priority ko is my weight," Pasaol told "Gusto kong magpapayat. Mabilis ang laro sa PBA kaya kailangan kundisyon tayo."

No less than has Paul Lee, a fellow University of the East Warrior, has advise him to get back into shape after noticing how the talented forward has gained weight prior to joining the Rookie Draft.

Over the past weeks, Pasaol admitted that he has religiously followed health procedures given by Meralco's fitness coaches.

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Meralco coach Norman Black considers Pasaol as one of the talented forwards among this year's rookie but stressed the 6-foot-2 banger needs to develop his game to be more effective.

Black is grooming Pasaol to play the big guard and small forward spots.

"He'll be undersized if he plays the power forward, although he has played much of his collegiate career as a power forward," Black observed.

"But Alvin is so talented and has good outside shooting, so we're planning of using him either at No. 2 or 3 spots with Mac Belo and Cliff Hodge playing the power forward and small forward spots."

In the meantime, while gyms and fitness centers within the National Capital Region are closed for business due the rise in Covid-19 cases, Pasaol said he'll make sure to stay fit by doing home workout. (RJ)

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