Red-hot Terrence Romeo beats out Hodge, Lastimosa for PBA Player of the Week honor
Terrence Romeo has averaged of 31.0 points on 47.2 percent shooting to go with 4.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists in his first two games in the PBA Commissioner's Cup. Jerome Ascano

WHETHER it's shooting or passing, third-year guard Terrence Romeo has found a way to shine early in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.

After opening the conference with a career high-tying 41 points in GlobalPort's 98-111 loss to Mahindra, the 5-foot-11 guard made a more conscious effort to set up his teammates and finish with six assists against Barangay Ginebra.

But come crunch time, Romeo came out firing once again by hitting the go-ahead three-pointer in the dying minutes that knocked the wind out of Ginebra and helped GlobalPort seal an 89-85 win on Valentine’s Day.

Romeo, who is turning 24 next month, went on to earn the first Accel-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week citation of the conference, besting Meralco Fil-Am forward Cliff Hodge and Blackwater’s sharp-shooting guard Carlo Lastimosa.

The cat-quick GlobalPort guard finished the opening week of the mid-season conference with averages of 31.0 points on 47.2 percent shooting from the field, to go along with 4.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists.

GlobalPort will take a four-day respite before returning to action this Friday when it faces defending champion Tropang TNT at the Mall of Asia Arena.

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