GlobalPort has no plans to trade Terrence Romeo or Stanley Pringle

Naveen Ganglani
GlobalPort has no plans to trade Terrence Romeo or Stanley Pringle
The GlobalPort Batang Pier have no plans to trade either of their two up-and-coming stars.

MANILA, Philippines – The GlobalPort Batang Pier have no plans to trade either of their two up-and-coming stars.

According to Batang Pier team manager Bonnie Tan, the franchise wants to keep both Stanley Pringle and Terrence Romeo in GlobalPort uniforms – something that is likely to happen considering the duo is still under contract with the team entering the 2015-2016 PBA season.

Romeo, 23, took a leap towards stardom in his second year with averages of 19.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 3.0 assists a contest. The former UAAP MVP also improved his 3-point shooting from 26% in his rookie year to 31% in the next in addition to winning the PBA 3-point shootout contest in Palawan during All-Star Weekend.

Pringle, 28 and the top overall pick in the 2014 PBA Draft, is the current favorite to win rookie of the year after putting up 14 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 3.9 assists a game this season.

Tan also said that if Romeo, who’s already talked to Gilas head coach Tab Baldwin, is invited to join the national team’s 26-man pool or final 12-man roster for the FIBA Asia tournament this September in China, then Batang Pier team owner Mikee Romero will be willing to lend him – or any GlobalPort player for that matter.

Romeo is currently one of the most mentioned names by pundits to land a spot on Baldwin’s 26-man pool, along with Talk ’N Text stars Jayson Castro and Ranidel de Ocampo, San Miguel’s June Mar Fajardo, and Star’s Marc Pingris.

Romeo and Pringle will be joined next season by Joseph Yeo, whom GlobalPort acquired through a trade with Barako Bull in exchange for a first round draft pick on Friday. The trade is pending confirmation from the PBA Commissioner’s office.

GlobalPort management also hopes to retain the services of Head Coach Pido Jarencio, whom the teams plans to re-sign after his contract expired at the conclusion of the 2014-2015 PBA season. 

Jarencio was the Batang Pier’s head coach for the Philippine and Governors’ Cup conferences this season, and was a consultant during the Commissioner’s Cup while Eric Gonzales took over play-calling duties. – Rappler.com

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