It was far from the best debut, but Baser Amer is still considered to be the Meralco Bolts’ future in the point guard position.
Jumping from his last game for San Beda, directly into his first PBA game in such a short span of time certainly wasn’t the ideal preparation for the rookie. Given time to settle in, though, head coach Norman Black is reasonably optimistic that the young guard will grow into the court general he’s been envisioned to be.
“Well he’s only practiced with us four times, so he doesn’t really know the system. He forced up a few shots today, and had a couple turnovers, so it wasn’t’ a very good start for him in the PBA,” said Black on Amer’s short and scoreless debut. “But like I said, he’s only been with us four days. We allowed him to commit his time to San Beda, we did not ask him to come to practice during that time, so it’s going to take awhile for him to learn the system, and to get used to his teammates, but he’ll be okay.”
“Baser’s a really good player. He has great vision, he can push the basketball, and he can score the basketball if asked. We’re hoping he will be the future point guard of this team eventually.”