Tug-of-war for Romeo continues between Fruitas, Big Chill


TERRENCE Romeo of FEU is forced to pass off under pressure from Kyle Neypes of NU. AUGUST DELA CRUZ FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines —  Far Eastern University guard Terrence Romeo, recuperating from a hand injury, could not be found in any of the rosters at the start of the 2013 PBA D-League Foundation Cup.

But whether he’ll suit up for his old club Big Chill or for his Alma mater’s team Fruitas when he’s back in shape is still a biq question.

The Tamaraws teamed up with Fruitas, both under head coach Nash Racela, this conference as part of their build up for the upcoming UAAP season.

The Shakers assistant coach Eric Gonzales said they’re just waiting for Romeo to recover fully.

“Si Terrence, good thing Big Chill released him already,” said Gonzales in Fruitas’ 81-56 thrashing of Jumbo Plastic on Tuesday. “Ang problema lang, may injury sya.”

Romeo has been attending the Shakers’ practice nightly at FEU gym, even joining the scrimmages since they started practice in February.

Six Tamaraws (Russel Escoto, Gryan Mendoza, Bryan Cruz, Mike Tolomia, Roger Pogoy and Christian Sentcheu) are also in Fruitas’ line-up, along with some holdovers from last conference.

The Superchargers’ coach Robert Sison, though, insists the prolific scoring guard is staying with Big Chill, which stunned NLEX, 86-77, also on Tuesday.

“Hindi pa naman sya nirerelease,” said Sison.

Meanwhile, the Shakers are also making a bid to acquire another FEU guard RR Garcia, who suited up for NLEX in its opening game.

But Gonzales said nothing was definite when it comes to Garcia’s case at the moment.

“Depende sa management ng FEU, hindi sa Fruitas. Wala pa yung mayari ng FEU eh, di ko pa alam kung anong mangyayari. I don’t know how they’re going to meet halfway.”

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