2011 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Overview: MERALCO BOLTS

Former SMB benchwarmers making the best of their respective opportunities. 


This is what Tony Dandridge seems like.




We know he’s a high flyer and he could be an aggressive scorer and he’ll likely fit the Bolts’ small forward position well. One of the main things he needs to learn is to mesh with the players.

DEPTH CHART:

FIRST FIVE:
MACMAC CARDONA / PTS: 21.4 – REB: 4.5 – AST: 3.4
SOLOMON MERCADO / PTS: 16.9 – REB: 3.8 – AST: 4.3 – STL: 2.0
GABBY ESPINAS / PTS: 14.2 – REB: 8.4
ASI TAULAVA / PTS: 7.0 – REB: 7.7 – AST: 1.0
TONY DANDRIDGE / IMPORT

SECOND FIVE:
CHRIS ROSS / PTS: 9.8 – REB: 5.5 – AST: 6.3 – STL: 2.4
RENREN RITUALO / PTS: 7.4 – REB: 1.2 – AST: 1.4
NELBERT OMOLON / PTS: 8.2 – REB: 6.1
REYNEL HUGNATAN / PTS: 5.0 – REB: 4.9 – AST: 1.2
MARK ISIP / PTS: 14.9 – REB: 6.5

RESERVES:
YOUSIF ALJAMAL, MARLOU AQUINO, SHAWN WEINSTEIN, BAM GAMALINDA, ERICK RODRIGUEZ


PREDICTION:

Meralco is solid and this team is loaded in all positions. The problem is they can’t get a break. They may be a rookie team but their roster is loaded with vets. The acquisitions of Mercado, Ritualo, and Hugnatan will give Ryan Gregorio a lot of scoring weapons to count on. However, will the Cardona-Mercado backcourt tandem mean that the whole Meralco offense will solely be on their grasps? Gabby Espinas, Asi Taulava, and Mark Isip should demand and make the most on their scoring options. The continuing development of Chris Ross should also be considered.

If Dandridge plays like a winner, expect them to breeze through the playoffs.

After the eliminations, I’ll rank them at the SIXTH to EIGHTH spot.

Game over.

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