PLAUDITS have quickly come Terrence Romeo's way after a 34-point explosion in only his second game as a pro.
Globalport star Sol Mercado said the flamboyant rookie out of Far Eastern University is certainly "gifted," while Batang Pier's Eric Menk said every time he sees the young shooting guard, he sees a little resemblance with Barangay Ginebra star Mark Caguioa.
“(Globalport) Boss Mikee (Romero) told me to take him under my wings and be my protege," said Mercado of the former UAAP MVP, who spiked his career-best performance with six three-pointers in the Batang Pier's 114-100 win over Air21 on Saturday afternoon.
"Well, he’s making great decisions, hitting big shots. He put a big smile on my face,” Mercado added.
On the other hand, Menk, in only his second game back in the PBA after spending several months playing for San Miguel Beer in the ABL, believes Romeo’s got the air of confidence of Caguioa, his former teammate at Ginebra.
“I was telling my friends, he reminds me of Mark Caguioa because of his confidence in the game,” Menk said.
“Of course, Mark was faster when he was younger, but certainly, Terrence is still young and he’s got a lot to learn. But I think he’s gonna be one of the best scorers this conference.”
Meantime, Air21’s man-mountain slotman Asi Taulava said the former Far Eastern University star can only get better as he continues to adjust to the PBA brand of play.
“I knew he’s a good player. You can’t take anything away from Terrence,” said Taulava. “He’s a young guy. He’s going to be the future whose got a lot of great moves."