Ato Ular, a super-rookie, keeps showing Blackwater that the Bossing made the right choice when he picked him. The Player from Tarlac scored a career-high 34 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help Blackwater beat Phoenix 91-89 in the PBA Philippine Cup on Friday, July 8. To make the most money from sports betting, you need to find the best odds at Okbet PBA Betting.
The 13th overall pick proved that his Player of the Week award wasn’t a fluke by making 15 of 21 shots, which helped the Bossing win their fourth straight game. But Blackwater almost picked another player. Bossing coach Ariel Vanguardia said they almost picked Chris Lalata, a rookie for the Fuel Masters.
Vanguardia said in a combination of Filipino and English, “It was between Lalata and Ular.” “Both of them did well at the Draft Combine.” Blackwater finally signed the 27-year-old forward. Mostly because he helped the Letran Knights win an NCAA championship in Season 95.
Lalata was taken by Phoenix with the 16th pick
That was a great idea because Ular is now vital to the Bossing’s comeback. Last season, they only won one game, but now they are doing much better.
Ular, who plays bigger than his 6-foot-4 height, has scored double figures in all his first six PBA games. He leads Blackwater in scoring with 17.7 points on 61 percent shooting and 7.7 rebounds. Fidel Mangonon, the PBA’s chief statistician, says that Jeff Chan scored 34 points for Rain or Shine against Barako Bull in December 2013. Since then, no second-round draft pick has gotten more points.
Vanguardia said, “The best is yet to come.” “Like Ato, he won Player of the Week and Best Player, then scored 34 points. Still to come is the best.” When Blackwater plays league leader San Miguel at the Araneta Coliseum on Sunday, July 10, we’ll find out if Ular can keep up his excellent play. At Okbet PBA Betting, you can look at the Moneyline, the point spread, or the over/under (totals).
Rookie Ato Ular was voted PBA Press Corps Player of the Week
After a season of losing, Blackwater took on the challenge, stepped up to the plate. And turned things around with an exciting start in the PBA Philippine Cup.
The Bossing made a surprising comeback and quickly went 4-1. Also, putting them in third place behind San Miguel Beer (6-1) and Barangay Ginebra (5-1).
And while the team had many heroes to thank for its strong performance. A freshman named Renato “Ato” Ular stepped up and made the most significant difference for the franchise so far.
Ular was drafted in the second round from NCAA champion Letran. In his first five games, he noticed many people, especially when he had a massive double-double in a 90-89 win over a strong team, Meralco.
From June 29 to July 2, the 6-foot-4 forward from Tarlac was named Cignal Play-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week.
Ular didn’t back down when he was up against Raymond Almazan and Cliff Hodge. Both of whom had been in the NBA for a long time. He ended up with 19 points, 15 rebounds, and 7-of-13 shooting.
Ular also came through for the Bossing when it mattered most. With 48 seconds left in the game, he scored the basket that tied it, and then he set up a good screen for teammate Baser Amer. He scored the game-winning basket at the buzzer to beat his old team. Okbet PBA Betting is a trusted mobile app that gives players the best gaming user experience they need to be happy.
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