Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2020 09:14:51 +0000
By JEREMIAH SEVILLA
ANGELES CITY – Meralco coach Norman Black could not help but be proud with the way his rookie son Aaron has been playing in the PBA bubble so far.
The grand-slam winning coach was specifically impressed with his son’s contributions when they nailed their first victory in the PBA Philippine Cup – a 93-81 thrashing of Alaska on Wednesday at the Angeles University Foundation Sports and Cultural Center here.
The younger Black fired all his eight points – two triples and two free throws – in Meralco’s breakaway bridging the last two quarters.
He also registered two rebounds and two assists in just 10 minutes of play.
His production was highlighted by a booming trey at the 9:27 mark of the fourth quarter that gave the Bolts a commanding 76-58 lead as they bounced back from a 98-116 beating to Phoenix last Sunday.
“Aaron is a rookie. He’s getting experience on the fly. I didn’t play him much in the first half but I gave him a little bit of a longer run in the second half. He was actually part of the team that helped us pull away, hitting a couple of shots and a couple of foul shots,” said Norman.
Aaron, who was picked 18th overall in the PBA draft last year, played an integral role in Ateneo’s three-peat after spending his first season in the Blue Eagles’ second team.
The 6-foot-1 guard then shone in the PBA D-League after foregoi