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Player of the Week: Romeo picking up where he left off

12:41 PM February 15, 2016
Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

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In just his third season as a pro, GlobalPort guard Terrence Romeo has shown the maturity of a veteran during the first week of the Oppo-PBA Commissioner’s Cup play.

After opening the conference with a 98-111 loss to Mahindra that saw his career-high tying 41 points go down the drain, the 5-foot-11 guard returned with a vengeance two days later.

The former Far Eastern University shooting guard made a more conscious effort of setting up his teammates to finish with six assists against the fancied Barangay Ginebra.

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But come crunch time, Romeo shifted back to his gunslinger’s mentality after knocking down the go-ahead three-pointer in the dying minutes that all but broke the hearts of Barangay Ginebra to help GlobalPort seal an 89-85 win on Valentine’s Day.

Romeo, who is turning 24 next month, went on to earn the first Accel-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week, besting Meralco Fil-Am do-it-all forward Cliff Hodge and Blackwater’s sharp-shooting guard Carlo Lastimosa.

The cat-quick GlobalPort guard finished the opening week of the mid-season conference with averages of 31.0 points on 47.2 percent shooting from the field, to go along with 4.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists.

GlobalPort will take a four-day respite before returning to action this Friday when it faces defending champion Tropang TNT in the main game at the Mall of Asia Arena. (RD)

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