ANTIPOLO– GlobalPort star guard Terrence Romeo said given more time, Gilas 5.0 will make waves in the international basketball scene.
Romeo believed Gilas’ underwhelming performance in the FIBA Asia Challenge in Tehran, Iran was understandable considering that the team didn’t have much time to practice together under coach Josh Reyes.
“Sobrang proud ako sa nag-represent ng country natin, yung Gilas 5.0 kasi alam naman natin na bago lang sila nagsama-sama tapos lahat ng players na nandun,” Romeo said, moments after helping GlobalPort register a 139-126 win over Blackwater on Wednesday to close its PBA Governors Cup campaign on a winning note.
The 5-foot-10 GlobalPort guard noted that the latest Gilas iteration is oozing with talent and it will be a matter of working on team chemistry, before the Filipinos make the noise in FIBA-related tournaments.
“Sobrang talented (nila) at alam ko malayo yung mararating ng team na yun,” beamed Romeo, a member of the PBA-backed Gilas squad that clinched a silver in last year’s FIBA-Asia men’s championships in Changsa, China.
“Kailangan lang syempre ng time para mas makuha yung chemistry. I’m sure maganda yung kakalabasan ng program ng Gilas.”
The latest Gilas team is bannered by former UAAP stars led by Mac Belo, Ed Daquioag and Mike Tolomia. – Jason Mercene
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