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Romeo fit to play in NBA?

MANILA, Philippines - GlobalPort import Murphy Holloway said the other day Terrence Romeo has the skills to compete in the NBA G-League and could work his way to the NBA with the right breaks despite a lack of ceiling.

“I played two games with Terrence (in the PBA Governors Cup) before he left for Lebanon (to play in the FIBA Asia Cup),” said Holloway who has seen action as an import in Italy, France, Turkey and Israel. “Man, he’s got moves. I watched him play against China on TV and he was impressive. I missed his 22-point second quarter against Korea but I heard about it. I think he can play in the G-League and might be able to go to the NBA. His problem is height. NBA teams will wonder if he can defend bigger guards with his height. But in terms of scoring, Terrence could compete with the best.”

Terrence Romeo. FIBA photo
Romeo, 25, was Gilas’ leading scorer in Lebanon, averaging 17.8 points and 21.3 minutes off the bench. He hit 43.9 percent from beyond the arc, shot 27-of-30 from the line and dished off three dimes a game. Against China, Romeo sizzled for 26 points, including 5-of-7 triples. The former FEU standout didn’t miss from the stripe in his last 14 attempts.

In the ongoing Governors Cup, Romeo is averaging 24.7 points, 3.3 rebounds and 6.3 assists. He should be back with GlobalPort when the Batang Pier takes on San Miguel Beer at the Smart Araneta Coliseum tomorrow.

Holloway, 27, knows what he’s talking about. His creds are outstanding. He finished his collegiate eligibility as Mississippi’s all-time leading rebounder with 1,093 boards in four years and the only player in Southeastern Conference history to compile at least 1,400 points, 1,000 rebounds and 190 steals in his career. Holloway has played in A-grade leagues around the world, making his mark wherever he’s been.

“I love the Philippines,” he said. “It’s my first time in Asia. In the last three years, at least four PBA teams tried to get me over. (Former PBA import) A. Z. Reid lives a few houses away in South Carolina and told me to go play in the PBA because it’s a great league. I think France is the toughest league because they’re competitive from top to bottom. In Italy, fans love their basketball like Filipinos. In Israel, I had a good experience and people were so nice. In the PBA, there are clear top teams, clear bottom teams and clear middle teams. It takes money to be up there. I’m just happy to be in the PBA, playing for GlobalPort and coach Franz (Pumaren).”

Author: Joaquin Henson, Philippine Star
Full Article: http://www.philstar.com/sports/2017/08/25/1732555/romeo-fit-play-nba

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