Meralco, Aaron Black agree to two-year extension

Published May 25, 2022, 5:54 PM

by Jonas Terrado

Meralco signed Aaron Black to a two-year contract extension after coming off an impressive sophomore campaign during the 2021-22 PBA season.

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Black signed on the dotted line after he and agent Marvin Espiritu met with Bolts team manager Paolo Trillo to finalize the deal.

“Humbled by the opportunities the man up high has put in front of me,” Black said in an Instagram post.

“This game has truly been a blessing. Looking forward to the years ahead with the (Meralco Bolts).”

The 25-year-old southpaw guard averaged 8.7 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 31 games a season after being named as the Outstanding Rookie of the 2020 PBA Philippine Cup bubble.

He gained plenty of notice in Meralco’s loss to Barangay Ginebra San Miguel in last month’s Governors’ Cup Finals, emerging as the team’s top local player.

Black posted 15.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists during the series, highlighted by a career-high 25 points in Game 5.