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MVP on his mind, but UAAP crown is what FEU’s Terrence Romeo is after


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MANILA, Philippines—Churning out at least 20 points a game for an undefeated squad, it’s hard not to put Terrence Romeo in the conversation for the most valuable player of the UAAP season 76 right now.

Even Romeo himself is aware of that.

“Oo (naisip ko na), nandun na eh,” Romeo said when asked whether bagging the MVP plum is on his mind after Far Eastern University’s 77-67 win over University of Santo Tomas Saturday.

But, like what he said the first time, that is not the glory he’s ultimately chasing this year.

“Hindi ko naisip (yung MVP) nung kakasimula, hindi,” Romeo said.

“Noong una sinabi ko na sa teammates ko na di na ’ko maghahangad ng kahit anong award eh. Basta manalo lang at mag-champion tayo. As long as makita yung improvement sa FEU masaya na ako.”

The Tamaraws are unscathed at 6-0 nearing the end of the first round, and Romeo’s impact in that clean stretch so far is inarguably tremendous.

His new-found unselfishness is reflected in striking ways, like making the extra pass even in clutch, even if it doesn’t get him the game-winning shot.

“Sa awa ng Diyos binigay naman yung ganitong sistema,” Romeo also said.

But Romeo is still the Tamaraws’ most lethal offensive threat, and he proved that against UST when he had 19 points, scoring three of FEU’s 11 triples.

He was called for an unsportsmanlike foul, though, on Ed Daquioag midway in the third quarter. Another call like such means suspension, which automatically strikes Romeo off the MVP running.

And since he’s already a frontrunner for the MVP award this season, Romeo figured it won’t hurt him if he stayed right on track.

“Sige, subukan ko susunod na mag-tiis para ’di ma-unsportsmanlike [foul],” Romeo said with a smile.

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Tags: Basketball , FEU , Sports , Terrence Romeo , UAAP

  • ruiznelli

    iba talaga resulta pag ‘nadilaan na ni Vice Gandaah!! lolz.

  • archerfan

    kitang kita kung gaano naiba laro this year ng feu. yung mga players nila matagal na yan magkakasama at naglalaro pero di sila ganito maglaro past years. obvious answer is mahina this year ateneo at di nila kailangan pagbigyan so pwede sila mag all the way. next year kasi malakas ulit admu dahil lalaro na yung 3 nila african import so dapat alalayan nila ulit so this year na chance nila. tapos lahat pa kalaban mga bata.

    • bit coin

      Hindi na kasi sila sinusuportahan ni Manny V Pangilinan. Nangangapa ngayon ang ADMU kung papaano patatakbuhin ang team nang organisado. Pinull out na ni MVP ang lahat mula recruiting, trainers, funding (pinakaimportante sa lahat ), coaching staff, etc. kaya chaotic ang nangyari sa kanila. Goodluck na lang kung makarating pa ang mga Blues sa Final Four.

  • bit coin

    Hayaan mo na yang MVP na yan sa iba Terrence. Mas importante championship dyan. Mas masarap balikbalikan kapag hindi ka na naglalaro ng basketball na naging part ka ng isang champion team. Panandalian lang ang saya na makukuha mo sa MVP trophy.
    Baka mawala yung intensity ng laro mo kapag umiwas ka sa unsportsmanlike foul. GO TAMS!!!!

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