By Brian Yalung
Manila, Philippines – The decision of now former-FEU star Terrence Romeo to turn pro caught a lot of folks off guard but FEU coach Nash Racela said wasn’t surprised with the former stalwart’s decision to turn pro. In fact, he is giving Romeo full support.
“Wasn’t really surprised. Because if he won’t go this year, 2015 na. Might be good timing also especially being the (reigning) UAAP MVP,” said FEU coach Racela when asked about his reaction on Romeo’s sudden decision to turn pro.
Romeo did promise to return for one more run. But to the shock of the school’s supporters, the former King Tamaraw opted to join the upcoming PBA draft, one of the deepest pools the PBA has had.
“We are supporting his decision to join the draft. If he feels this is the best time, then we are with him in this move. We wish the best for him in the pros,” FEU coach Racela added.
The sudden move of Romeo thus leaves FEU with a big hole in the backcourt. Romeo’s backcourt partner, RR Garcia, also joined the draft after playing his final year in the college level.
Coach Nash did admit that Romeo’s departure was a big loss but believes that there will be somebody who will step up for the Tams.
“He’s a big loss but somebody has to step forward and be ready for the challenge. We will address it collectively” he said.
Aside from Romeo and Garcia, other former FEU players in the draft include Mark Bringas, Ricardo Cawaling Jr., Jaymo Eguilos, Christopher Exciminiano, John Gonzales, Jens Knuttel, and Paul Sanga.