Sorry, no results found for
    View Today
    Sun, Sep 23

    Terrence Romeo fully recharged after spending time away from basketball

    Nov 25, 2016
    Terrence Romeo says he spent the offseason resting his body. "Lumabas muna ako sa basketball world," he says. Jerome Ascano

    TERRENCE Romeo came into the new PBA season fully recharged after a long offseason - a timely break after playing non-stop basketball for more than a year.

    The end result was obvious. The league’s two-time scoring champion torched Mahindra for 29 big points in a 97-75 victory by the Batang Pier to kick off their Philippine Cup campaign on Friday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

    Romeo went 9 of 13 from the field, including 4 of 6 from three-point range. For good measure, he added six assists and two rebounds.

    “Pinahinga ko ng mabuti yung sarili ko kasi parang sore na yung buong katawan ko,” said the shooting guard from Far Eastern University. “Lumabas muna ako sa basketball world.”

    The one-time UAAP MVP has not rested since the offseason last year when he spent the PBA break playing in the FIBA 3x3 tournament, and later suited up for Gilas Pilipinas.

    So when a small window of opportunity presented itself to him, Romeo grabbed the chance.

    [See Romeo leads smashing GlobalPort debut]

    And it helped him reinvigorate a lot coming into the new season.

    “Nakatulong yun kasi alam, mo pag napahinga ko yung sarili ko, then babalik akong magpakundisyon siguro mas iwas sa injury,” he said.

    “Unlike yung sobrang kundisyon mo every time, parang sunog na yung katawan mo, tapos parang hindi mo alam sobrang pagod at sobrang hina na pala,” he said “Yun ang mga ina-avoid ko.”

    His physical conditioning is eventually aimed at helping Globalport reach the Promised Land.

    Continue reading below ↓

    “Gusto ko talagang makapunta ng finals,” he said. “Gusto ko namang mabigyan ng ibang dimension yung basketball ko, na maka-contribute naman ako sa ibang bagay para manalo yung team. Gusto kong makapaglaro (kasi) sa finals.”

    Read Next
    We recommend
    MORE FROM SUMMIT MEDIA
    Sponsored Content
    Terrence Romeo says he spent the offseason resting his body. "Lumabas muna ako sa basketball world," he says. Jerome Ascano
  • POLL

    • Quiz

      Quiz Result