AFTER their teams bowed out of contention from the UAAP, Far Eastern University star Terrence Romeo and Adamson gunner Alex Nuyles are set to team up at Big Chill when the PBA D-League opens its Aspirants Cup tournament next month.
Coach Robert Sison said the signing of Romeo and Nuyles will make up for the loss of several players and sustain the gains made the past seasons by the Superchargers, who finished second to three-time champion NLEX in the Foundation Cup.
“After we signed them up, I already foresee na we will have a good team this coming season,” Sison told Spin.ph.
The arrival of Romeo and Nuyles will make up for the loss of Big Chill's key players to the PBA, among them Alex Mallari (Petron), Keith Jensen (Barangay Ginebra), Jewel Ponferrada (San Mig Coffee), Raffy Reyes (Alaska) and Elliot Tan (Barangay Ginebra).
Romeo, who played for Cebuana Lhuillier in last year’s Aspirants Cup, failed to lead the Tamaraws to the Final Four but made significant improvements in his game. The third-year FEU star is set to receive the Mythical Five spot after averaging a team-best 18.9 points a game.
Nuyles, meanwhile, had his season with Adamson cut short by shoulder surgery, but Sison said that he will be ready by December.
A Mythical Five awardee in the UAAP last season, Nuyles will also be returning to the D-League after he played for the Adamson-backed Freego Jeans in the first two conferences of the fledging league.