TERRENCE Romeo acknowledged the entry of new import Calvin Warner has given Globalport a different look in its ongoing campaign in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
“Ang nadadala niya (Warner) sa amin, nahahatak niya ang depensa kasi every time may bola siya sa poste, nado-double siya, so iyan ang kagandahan, nagkaka-chance kaming tumira,” Romeo said after Globalport scored a 99-81 victory over Barako Bull on Wednesday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Romeo led the Batang Pier’s second-quarter charge when he pumped in 15 of his 24 points to help the team overcome a 10-point deficit.
The former Far Eastern University gunner noted that without Warner’s veteran presence, the Batang Pier won’t be able to sustain their run in the second half as they evened their record at 3-3.
The 24-year-old Romeo said given Warner’s extensive experience playing internationally especially in the Middle East, the Batang Pier now have a vocal leader and a stabilizer on the floor.
“Yung leadership ang nadadala niya sa amin, saka yung pagiging team player niya kasi alam niya mag-kickout kapag nado-double siya saka sinasabi niya sa amin kung ano gagawin namin kapag may advantage siya,” he said.
The 34-year-old Warner said he recognizes Globalport has enough talent to beat the elite teams in the league.
“We got a lot of growing to do, but as long as we continue to fight and work hard everyday, I can’t ask for more,” said Warner, who finished the game with 23 points, 20 rebounds, and three blocks.
“We got a great bunch of guys, who are willing to learn, taking heed on my leadership, but we come to work in practice with an open mind,” he added.
GlobalPort shoots for its fourth win on Sunday when it faces Blackwater.