MANILA, Philippines–San Miguel Beer playmaker Terrence Romeo has determined to cease questioning how a stint with Gilas Pilipinas within the Hangzhou Asian Video games would have panned out.
“There’s a little bit of remorse, particularly since we ready—the 4 of us. That may at all times be the case. However for me, I’m glad that we emerged as champions. I’m happy with our teammates as a result of we sacrificed collectively, we practiced collectively,” he advised reporters in Filipino in the course of the PBA Media Day at One Esplanade in Pasay Metropolis.
“I’m dissatisfied that I wasn’t in a position to play. However that ends there. I do know that some issues usually are not meant to occur in sure moments. For me, what’s vital is staying prepared in order that at any time when the day (you get referred to as up) comes, you’re good to go,” he stated.
Romeo, his teammate Mo Tautuaa, Magnolia’s Calvin Abueva, and Phoenix’s Jason Perkins had been Tim Cone and the then-management’s unique picks for the Asian Video games, however a lapse in names submitted to the occasion organizers brought about confusion that led to the ineligibility of the 4 veterans.
Taking that quartet’s place had been CJ Perez, Arvin Tolentino, Kevin Alas and Chris Ross.
“It might’ve been fairly the comeback for me and Calvin. However I carry on placing in my thoughts that this isn’t the top,” stated the artful guard, who served numerous editions of Gilas Pilipinas prior to now.
“We by no means know. Possibly within the subsequent Gilas (marketing campaign), we get referred to as up once more,” he added.
Romeo may do precisely simply that with a number of Fiba occasions lined up for as early as the primary quarter of subsequent 12 months.
The qualifying cycle for the subsequent World Cup opens as early as Feb. 19, whereas the Olympic Qualifying Event can be set for July 2.
“I’ll ensure that I’ll be able to compete for a spot and assist out the Gilas program by then,” Romeo stated.
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