MATTHEW Dellavedova met briefly Terrence Romeo a year ago.
Now he gets to experience what it's like to play against his fellow Peak endorser.
The 27-year-old guard of the Milwaukee Bucks could end up being matched up against Romeo when Gilas Pilipinas and Australia tangle anew in the FIBA World Cup qualifier Monday night at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan.
Dellavedova admitted Romeo is on the radar of the Boomers, who are aware how the TnT Katropa shooting guard can score in buckets once he gets his shooting touch going.
"We have to be focused as a team to limit his scoring opportunities," said the Australian NBA player of Romeo, who he get to briefly work with a year ago when he first visited the country as part of his promotional tour for Peak.
Romeo wasn't around when the Boomers dealt Gilas an 84-68 beating in the two teams' first meeting last February.
The Far Eastern University alum is back in Gilas' active roster for the qualifiers' third window and announced his return by pouring in 14 points in the team's 91-73 rout of Chinese Taipei Friday night.
"He's a great player and he's doing a good job for them," said Dellavedova, who crossed paths with Romeo on Saturday at the Seda Hotel in North Vertis.
Dellavedova, who celebrated his first wedding anniversary on Sunday, also played his first game for the Boomers in the tournament but didn't get the same result as Romeo.
The Boomers' starting guard only had four points on 2-of-11 shooting from the floor as the team suffered a shocking 79-78 loss to Japan.
The sub-par performance, according to him, has nothing to do with adjusting from the NBA to the FIBA style of play.
"Although it's a different type of play, in the end it's still basketball," said 'Delly,' who has been playing for the Australian men's team since 2011.
After the qualifiers, Dellavedova will stay in the country for a 'night or two' for a brief promotional tour of Peak.
And yes, he'll get to meet Romeo anew up close and personal.