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Pinoy Box Break

Meralco Bolts Roster | 2022 PBA Philippine Cup

by | Posted on: June 5th, 2022 | No Comments | Sports

The Meralco Bolts have three new draftees to play for the upcoming season, namely, Fajarito, Espanalo, and Armenion.

Meralco Bolts Roster 2022 - PBA Philippine Cup (47th Season)
Player's NamePositionHeightAgeCollege
Aaron BlackGuard6 foot 1 inches25Ateneo
Chris BancheroGuard6 foot 1 inches33Seattle Pacific
Raymar JoseForward6 foot 4 inches29Far Eastern
Cliff HodgeForward6 foot 4 inches34Reedley
Chris NewsomeGuard / Forward6 foot 2 inches31Ateneo
Mac BeloForward6 foot 4 inches29Far Eastern
Franky JohnsonGuard6 foot 2 inches28Warner Pacific
Anjo CaramGuard5 foot 7 inches31San Beda
Bong QuintoGuard / Forward6 foot 2 inches27Letran
Raymond AlmazanCenter6 foot 8 inches32Letran
Reynel HugnatanForward / Center6 foot 5 inches43Manila
Allein MaliksiGuard / Forward6 foot 3 inches34UST
Alvin PasaolGuard / Forward6 foot 2 inches27UE
Kyle PascualForward / Center6 foot 6 inches32San Beda
Nonoy BaclaoForward / Center6 foot 5 inches34Ateneo
Coaching Staff
Head coachAssistant coaches
Norman BlackRonnie Magsanoc (1st assistant)
Luigi Trillo
Gene Afable
Patrick Fran
Charles Tiu
Nenad Vučinić (consultant)

Fajarito is a center standing at six foot seven. The player from Letran can back up Raymond Almazan in the paint as a second unit for coach Norman Black. The Bolts also drafted Espanalo from the University of the Philippines. He is a Fil-Am guard who only had limited minutes as a fighting maroon. To have big minutes as a Bolt, he must surpass the services brought by the other Bolt guards such as Quinto and Caram.

As for Armenion, he was selected by Meralco in the fourth round as the tenth pick. Just like Espanalo, he is also a guard. He stands at five foot eleven and is from the City of Cebu. Alongside Espanalo, he must also outshine the other Bolt guards to gain the trust of the head coach of Meralco.

Most of the original members who competed against Ginebra in the Governors’ Cup Finals are still within the Bolts’ cast. We will still be seeing the magnificent performances of Newsome, the streaky three-point shooting of Maliksi, and the monstrous dominance of Almazan near the rim. Not only them but also the sensational Aaron Black, Chris Banchero, Bong Quinto, and others.

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