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Alolino hopes leadership skills attract attention of PBA teams

/ 09:49 PM October 28, 2016
Rookie Aspirant Gelo Alolino. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/

Rookie Aspirant Gelo Alolino. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/

Gelo Alolino has made a name for himself as an elite point guard in the collegiate ranks and one of the best in this year’s 2016 PBA Rookie Draft.

And the former National University playmaker is optimistic that he has convinced some of the teams to consider him for their selection after the two-day the 2016 Gatorade PBA Draft Combine.


“Siguro naibigay ko naman ang best ko. Lahat kami dito hopeful, pero I think as much as I can, naipakita ko naman yung glimpse ng kaya ko,” he said.

Alolino doesn’t want to feel complacent, though, and he believes he can show more of his game if given more chances.


“Mas may maibubuga pa ako and I hope na-please ko yung teams na gustong kumuha sa akin,” he said. “Sana nakita nila yung leadership ko in both offense and defense. As a point guard, kailangan kasi vocal ka and I try to guide my teammates as much as kaya ko.”

Though there are a lot of talks of the him going in the top five of the 2016 PBA Rookie Draft, Alolino is satisfied with waiting to be called up on stage on Sunday.

“Maraming nagsasabi na pwede ako makuha agad, pero ang mako-control ko lang naman is me giving my best,” he said. “Once I hear my name at umakyat na ako sa stage, yun na ang final.”

Getting drafted is one thing, but Alolino knows that the hard work doesn’t stop there.

“I’m happy that I can achieve my dream of being drafted in the PBA. But I’m going back to zero again as a rookie,” he said.

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