From benchwarmer to ‘King Lion’| Bolick pays tribute to San Beda

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The rise of an underdog is still one of sports’ greatest stories, and Robert Bolick perhaps has one of the most inspirational journeys of all.

After two years of of being buried in the bench of the then guard-heavy De La Salle Green Archers stable, the Leyte-native rolled the dice and decided to transfer to the San Beda University (then college) in the NCAA in 2015.

With big shoes to fill in Mendiola after the departure of starting point guard Baser Amer, Bolick stepped up to the plate in Season 93 and assumed the role of ‘King Lion’ by leading the squad to the championship.

A day after closing the collegiate chapter of his career with another NCAA title in Season 94, Bolick took to Instagram to express his gratitude to the entire San Beda community.

“Thank you for giving me the opportunity to play the game that i love.  I was struggling, hurt, lost but you found me and gave me the chance to showcase what i can do! I will forever be grateful for what you did to me, you gave a benchwarmer a chance, you stood by me through ups and downs and I’m so happy and proud to play for SAN BEDA UNIVERSITY,” the 23-year-old guard wrote.

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Dear SAN BEDA! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to play the game that i love i was struggling, hurt, lost but you found me and gave me the chance to showcase what i can do! I will forever be grateful for what you did to me, you gave a benchwarmer a chance, you stood by me through ups and downs and I’m so happy and proud to play for SAN BEDA UNIVERSITY this will always be my home and comfort! Thank you so much! To my teammates coaches boss mvp guards teachers janitors my family friends this is for you! ❤️ nothing more to say! To all my haters i love you guys! Please Keep hating 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻 To God be the Glory!!! Nothing more to say 🏆🏆🏆 #3PEAT KINGLION SIGNING OFF! ❤️

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After a successful collegiate career that includes one UAAP championship, two NCAA titles, plus several individual accolades, Bolick’s name is expected to be one of the first ones to be called in the upcoming 2019 PBA Draft.

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