Terrence Romeo joins PBA draft
MANILA, Philippines — Next destination: PBA.
UAAP MVP Terrence Romeo declared for the 2013 PBA Draft on Friday, October 18, making even deeper what is already a stellar crew of pro hopefuls in the draft slated on November 3.
Romeo, who will forego his final year of eligibility for Far Eastern University, joins teammate and former MVP Ryan Roose Garcia, University of Santo Tomas gunner Jeric Teng and 4-time champion Ryan Buenafe of Ateneo de Manila University in the list of applicants in the annual spectacle.
Big men dominated the list for probable top picks just a week ago, with Greg Slaughter, Ian Sangalang, Raymund Almazan and Nico Salva declaring early.
But the entry of star guards like Garcia, Teng and Romeo, teams would have to think even more with this batch proving to be one of the deepest in years.
Barangay Ginebra holds the first overall pick while San Mig Coffee, who is still battling Petron Blaze in the Governor's Cup finals, will select second overall.
Barako Bull will pick 4th and 5th, arousing the possibility that Romeo and Garcia might team up once more for a team in dire need of backcourt firepower.
Just after getting named MVP less than a month ago, Romeo vowed to return to play his final year with the Tams, promising to settle an unfinished business and bring the championship back to Morayta.
Things have changed, however, and the controversial guard will now bring his high-scoring act to the professional ranks, possibly with running mate Garcia anew. - Rappler.com