Alvin Pasaol is now officially a part of the Meralco Bolts.
The 6-foot-2 scoring machine from the University of the East signed a two-year deal on Thursday with the team that picked him 9th overall in the PBA Season 46 Draft.
Pasaol signed his rookie contract in the presence of his agent Marvin Espiritu and Bolts team manager Paolo Trillo.
His arrival is seen as as tremendous boost on the offensive end for the Norman Black-mentored squad who ranked second-worst in offense with an average of only 88.4 points per game during the 2020 Philippine Cup inside the PBA bubble in Clark, Pampanga.
The 25-year old Pasaol is the country’s No. 2 ranked 3×3 player and is set to play for Gilas Pilipinas 3×3 in the FIBA 3×3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Graz, Austria this coming May. He will be joined by SMB’s Moala Tutuaa and CJ Perez and Terrafirma’s Joshua Munzon.
Bolts head coach Normal Black has expressed his excitement over the addition of the former PBA D-League and Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League standout.
“We are quite happy to welcome Alvin Pasaol into the Meralco Bolts team. We were hoping he might drop to us and it happened,” said Black.
“We have been a very solid basketball team on the defensive end of the court the past few years. Our hope is that Alvin can be a force on the offensive side of the ball and he will give us someone who can create his own shot,” he added.