Can GlobalPort's new acquisition Roi Sumang co-exist with Romeo, Pringle?

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Despite being projected as a first-rounder, Roi Sumang heard his name only in the third round of the 2015 Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Rookie Draft on Sunday (August 23).

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But Sumang doesn't mind.

"Masaya pa rin ako kasi na-draft ako," said the explosive guard from University of the East, who was picked 26th overall by the GlobalPort Batang Pier.

"Hindi naman ako nage-expect. Hindi rin ako naniniwala sa mock draft. Para sa akin, OK na ito na na-draft ako. Basta gagawin ko lang yung best ko."

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GlobalPort coach Pido Jarencio was surprised teams passed up on a guard of Sumang's caliber. But the fiery coach was happy nonetheless his team was able to nab the high-octane guard.

"Nagulat lang ako kasi ang sequence namin sa draft, si Roi nasa first round," Jarencio said.

"Siguro may nakita silang mas gusto nilang players. Kami naga-abang lang na malibre siya."

The spitfire guard will join a stacked GlobalPort backcourt bannered by Terrence Romeo and Stanley Pringle, but Jarencio doesn't see that as in issue once the new season kicks off in October. 

"Hindi naman. Actually, combo guard yung meron kami, hindi naman legit point guard hindi tulad ni Roi na nagpo-point talaga," said Jarencio.

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