Daquioag joins young Bolts backcourt with Newsome | Inquirer Sports

Daquioag joins young Bolts backcourt with Newsome

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 08:25 PM October 30, 2016
Meralco Bolts picks Ed Daquioag in the special draft. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

Meralco Bolts picks Ed Daquioag in the special draft. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

There’s still much more Ed Daquioag has to do before he makes his mark in the PBA, but the former University of Santo Tomas slotman, who was drafted by Meralco, sees a potential a partnership with reigning Rookie of the Year Chris Newsome.

With Daquioag, the Bolts got another versatile and athletic guard joining the high-flying Newsome.


And it’s this similarity that got Daquioag more excited to play for his new team.

Daquioag said Meralco head coach Norman Black already gave him an idea what his role would be as part of the Bolts. 


“Sabi naman niya [Black] puwede kaming pagsabayin,” said Daquioag Sunday at Robinsons Place Manila. “Ang tanong na lang ay kung sino ang mag uno [point guard] and mag dos [shooting guard].”

“Iyon na lang ang I-work out namin sa practice.”

And if this is the culmination of Daquioag’s journey from the UST bench, the lanky wingman is just ecstatic he can now put “PBA player” in his resume.

“Sobrang blessed kasi binigay ni Lord sa akin blessings sobra sobra,” said Daquioag. “Sobrang thankful ako kay God sa blessings na ipinagkaloob niya and then siyempre andito na ako sa pangarap ko.”

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TAGS: 2016 PBA Rookie Draft, Chris Newsome, Ed Daquioag, Gilas, Meralco Bolts, Norman Black, PBA, special draft, UST Growling Tigers
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