21 June 2016

What Jamshidi Brings To The Bolts

The Bolts made Mohammad Jamshidi's Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) entry official as the Iranian made it within the 6-3 height limit for Asian reinforcements in the Governor's Cup. He was officially measured at 6-2 and 3/4.

"It’s all systems go for Mohammad Jamshidi, so he will be our Asian import for the next conference," Meralco team manager Paolo Trillo relayed to FOX Sports last 10 June.

Trillo said Jamshidi gives the Bolts depth and versatility with his ability to create and make shots.

"With Jamshidi, I think he's a guy that, what coach Norman liked, fills up a lot of holes that we need to fix. He’s not exceptionally good in one skill, but he’s good in a lot of things. He can bring down the ball like a point guard, he can hit the three. Off the pick and roll, I haven’t seen a guy like him where he’s making assists, making his teammates better."

A member of Iran’s national team starting in the 2009 FIBA under-19 World championships, Jamshidi can occasionally play the point guard spot, has good shooting range for an off-guard spot and could even slide to the small forward position if needed, according to Trillo.

The 24-year-old Jamshidi owned averages of 5.9 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 10 FIBA related tournaments, including the 2013 FIBA Asia men’s championships held in Manila, which the Iranians won after beating Gilas Pilipinas in the Finals.

The 24-year-old Jamshidi won’t be with the Bolts until after the qualifiers where Iran will be gunning for an Olympic berth in Turin, Italy.

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