MANILA, Philippines–San Miguel Beer playmaker Terrence Romeo has determined to cease questioning how a stint with Gilas Pilipinas within the Hangzhou Asian Video games would have panned out.
“There’s a little bit of remorse, particularly since we ready—the 4 of us. That can at all times be the case. However for me, I’m glad that we emerged as champions. I’m pleased with our teammates as a result of we sacrificed collectively, we practiced collectively,” he informed reporters in Filipino throughout the PBA Media Day at One Esplanade in Pasay Metropolis.
“I’m disillusioned that I wasn’t capable of play. However that ends there. I do know that some issues aren’t meant to occur in sure moments. For me, what’s vital is staying prepared in order that every time the day (you get referred to as up) comes, you’re good to go,” he mentioned.
Romeo, his teammate Mo Tautuaa, Magnolia’s Calvin Abueva, and Phoenix’s Jason Perkins have been Tim Cone and the then-management’s unique picks for the Asian Video games, however a lapse in names submitted to the occasion organizers triggered confusion that led to the ineligibility of the 4 veterans.
Taking that quartet’s place have been CJ Perez, Arvin Tolentino, Kevin Alas and Chris Ross.
“It could’ve been fairly the comeback for me and Calvin. However I carry on placing in my thoughts that this isn’t the top,” mentioned the artful guard, who served numerous editions of Gilas Pilipinas prior to now.
“We by no means know. Possibly within the subsequent Gilas (marketing campaign), we get referred to as up once more,” he added.
Romeo might do precisely simply that with a number of Fiba occasions lined up for as early as the primary quarter of subsequent yr.
The qualifying cycle for the subsequent World Cup opens as early as Feb. 19, whereas the Olympic Qualifying Event can be set for July 2.
“I’ll guarantee that I’ll be able to compete for a spot and assist out the Gilas program by then,” Romeo mentioned.