Romeo invited to lead Philippines at FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2018

16 Jan 2018

MANILA (FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2018) - The Philippines Basketball Federation (SBP) announced they had reached out to the 25-year-old basketball star Terrence Romeo to compete at the FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2018 in Manila, Philippines from June 8-12.

After a bumpy start to his professional basketball career, Romeo has blossomed in the 3x3 game, making back-to-back appearances at the FIBA 3x3 World Tour in 2014 and 2015.

The ankle-breaker specialist led his 3x3 team Manila West to the title at the Manila Masters in 2014 and finished 5th at the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Final in Tokyo, Japan.

One year later, he was named MVP of the Manila Masters and was elected by the fans most spectacular player of the season.

His 3x3 prowess caught the eye of the Philippines basketball team coaching staff and since then, Romeo became a leading role for Gilas. The 6ft (1.83m) playmaker played a key role (12ppg) in the Philippines' silver run at the FIBA Asia Cup 2015. Things did not go as well for the Philippines at the FIBA Asia Cup 2017 (7th) but Romeo was a man possessed in Lebanon scoring a team-high 18 points per game (4th overall).

The Cavite native is currently nursing a knee injury but would he be ready in time and accept the invitation, he would represent his country for the first time in the 3x3 game.

Romeo confirmed he would be ready to play in the third window of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers and help Gilas Pilipinas as they take on Chinese Taipei on June 29 and Australia on July 2.