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.
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)