CHANGSHA, China – Three games into the Fiba Asia Championship, Terrence Romeo has yet to show the form that made him the darling of the Jones Cup weeks ago.
But he’s quick to dismiss the notion he’s struggling with his game after being put on the spotlight following his scintillating performance in the cage tournament Chinese-Taipei is hosting annually.
“Masasabi ko hindi struggle 'yun. Adjustment lang,” the former Far Eastern University star said following Gilas Pilipinas’ 110-64 crushing of Kuwait on Friday night.
The GlobalPort guard had his best game against the Kuwaitis where he finished with a team-high of 19 points, including a 6-of-10 shooting from the field capped by a perfect 3-of-3 from beyond the arc.
Romeo though only had a combined 22 points in his first two games in the Olympic qualifying meet as he went 7-of-29 from the field.
Overall, he’s averaging 13.6 points per outing but has made just 13-of-39 shots (33.3 percent) from the floor . He also has yet to impact a game as much as he had during his memorable Jones Cup coming-out party.
The combo guard from Cavite, however, said there’s hardly any difference playing in the Fiba-Asia and Jones Cup.
The slight dip in his performance could have something to do with him yet to settle down in the tournament, which he expects to happen as the meet wears on.
“Halo halo na yun, may kaba, may saya, may excitement,” he said. “Siyempre excited pa lalo dahil marami pa kaming makakalaban.”