Philippine basketball

Alvin Pasaol inks two-year deal with Meralco

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TURNING PRO. Before his PBA jump, Alvin Pasaol (right) impressed in the 3x3 basketball circuit.

Photo from Chooks-to-Go

The Davaoeño bucket-getter joins a well-balanced Meralco roster bannered by Chris Newsome, Raymond Almazan, and last year’s top rookie Aaron Black

The Meralco Bolts have signed super scorer Alvin Pasaol to a two-year deal, the team announced on social media this Thursday, March 25.

The burly 6-foot-2 forward will now officially join a well-balanced roster featuring Chris Newsome, Raymond Almazan, Allein Maliksi, Cliff Hodge, Reynel Hugnatan, and Season 45 top rookie Aaron Black.

Other Season 46 Meralco picks JR Yasa and Luis Brill, however, will have to find new homes elsewhere as they were reportedly left unsigned by the Bolts.

The 25-year-old Pasaol finally sets foot in the PBA after a historically proficient senior college season with the UE Red Warriors.

In his final UAAP year in Season 81, Pasaol averaged 24.7 points, eclipsing Terrence Romeo’s mark of 22.2 as the highest scoring record set by a local player since modern records were kept.

Pasaol, however, did not make the PBA jump right away, and instead starred with Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 for both local and international tournaments.

The Davaoeño bucket-getter then wrapped up his Chooks stint last December 2020 as FIBA’s second-ranked 3×3 player in the country, only behind PBA Season 46 No. 1 draft pick Joshua Munzon. –