14 April 2017

Baser Amer Has Come A Long Way

Baser Amer
After a forgettable first conference for Meralco Bolts, sophomore guard Baser Amer is definitely raring to perform better when the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.

"I feel comfortable na this conference. Yung hiya at ilang, wala na," said Amer, who was picked seventh overall in the 2016 Rookie Draft.

Amer experienced the worst showing for Meralco with the Bolts missing the playoffs in the last two Philippine Cup conferences ending with one of the worst records both times.

The former San Beda standout was definitely a sight to behold as Meralco currently sports a 5-1 record. Aside from Amer's heads up play, the Bolts found an inside presence in Alex Stepheson as import. And both players are what's driving the Bolts to aspire for a much better performance in the second conference.

Amer's numbers emphasized his value after the retirement of his erstwhile mentor Jimmy Alapag. The 6-foot-0 point grad averaged 16.7 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 1.2 steals in 6 games. This is a far cry from his 5.5 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists in his rookie season.

The Bolts may still rely on veterans Reynel Hugnatan and Jared Dillinger, but it will be Amer and fellow sophomore Chris Newsome who make the Bolts prospect a little brighter.

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