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Meralco formally signs Trevis Jackson, Bong Quinto

Trevis Jackson and Bong Quinto officially became members of the Meralco Bolts after signing with the team on Friday.

The two agreed to separate deals. Jackson inked a two-year contract according to Matthew Manotoc of Espiritu Manotoc Basketball Management, who handles Jackson. Quinto, on the other hand, signed a one-year deal with the Bolts.

No other details were divulged.

Although hell-bent on shoring up their frontline, the Bolts opted to tab Jackson with the fifth overall pick.

Meralco coach Norman Black later explained they needed a spark as far as offense is concerned that's why they selected Jackson, the cat-quick guard from Sacramento.

The Fil-Am cager, who has drawn comparisons to San Miguel guard Chris Ross, made a splash in the PBA D-League. He played for Marinerong Pilipino TIP-Engineers and averaged 16.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.7 steals.

Quinto, meanwhile, was taken by Meralco in the second round. The Letran ace steered the Knights back to the Final Four of the NCAA last season and also earned a Mythical Team selection.

"I could not believe it, actually. For me, he was definitely a first round pick and I could not believe he dropped to the second round," head coach Norman Black said after the Draft.

"Obviously, with my second pick, I wanted to choose a big guy probably (Jeepy) Faundo, but when he was sitting there, I had no choice but to take him because he's a multi-talented player. Not only can he score the basketball, but he can pass and rebound."