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Terrence Romeo ‘excited’ to wear PH jersey anew

/ 06:03 PM October 22, 2019
Terrence Romeo

Terrence Romeo, right, and Chris Newsome loosen up during practice Monday at Meralco Gym. Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines—Whether it’s five-on-five or three-on-three, Terrence Romeo just couldn’t hide his excitement after getting an invitation for a chance to represent the country anew.

Romeo was among those included in the Philippines’ talent-rich pool for the men’s 3×3 event in the Southeast Asian Games, which will be held in the country later this year.

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“I’m excited to be given an opportunity to tryout and wear the Philippines’ jersey again,” Romeo told reporters in Filipino before his first practice with the 3×3 training pool on Monday at Meralco Gym.

The 27-year-old guard is a former Gilas Pilipinas mainstay but he hasn’t seen action for the Philippine team since the fight-marred game against Australia in the Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers in July last year.

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Despite getting snubbed in recent iterations of the Philippine team, Romeo is still hoping to make his return to Gilas.

“Of course. I’m still young. I just need to really prepare for it when I get another chance. I need to show that I’m deserving to play in five-on-five.”

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