DESPITE his shooting struggles the last two games, GlobalPort sophomore guard Terrence Romeo insisted he won't hesitate to keep firing to help the Batang Pier get into the playoffs in the ongoing PBA Philippine Cup.
After an outstanding start this season that saw him score 33 points in a 101-94 loss to NLEX, one point shy of tying his PBA career-high which he registered during his rookie season, the former UAAP Most Valuable Player found himself on a shooting slump.
The 5-11 guard out of Far Eastern University’s scoring machine has averaged just 7.0 points on a woeful 19 percent shooting (4-of-21 from the field) during the team’s last two outings.
He only scored nine points on 3-of-14 shooting in GlobalPort’s 91-81 victory over Barako Bull early last week and was held to just five points on 1-of-7 shooting as the Batang Pier suffered an 81-75 loss to reigning Philippine Cup champion Purefoods Star Hotshots.
Romeo admitted that he doesn't need to do it all for the Batang Pier, who are getting a lot of production from veteran playmaker Alex Cabagnot (18.6 points per game average) and Fil-Am rookie Stanley Pringle (17.6 ppg.).
“Di naman kasi puwedeng ako lang lahat gagawa sa team,” Romeo told Spin.ph on Monday.
He also cited that since his 33-point performance against the Asi Taulava-led NLEX squad, opposing team’s defense have zeroed in on him.
“Pareho lang naman ang tinitira ko since nung first game ko, di ko lang talaga nasu-shoot yung mga tinitira ko dahil sa depensa,” explained the 22-year-old GlobalPort shooting guard.
Still, Romeo vows to shoot his way out of his struggle when the opportunity comes along.
“Basta ako, kung may pagkakataon, saka kung ano maitutulong ko sa team gagawin ko,” he added.
GlobalPort tries to get back on the winning track on Tuesday when it faces expansion team KIA Motors at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.