As college career ends, Finals MVP Teng begins PBA journey through D-League

By Ivan Saldajeno

QUEZON CITY--A stellar college basketball career ends for La Salle captain Jeron Teng.

And now that his days as a Green Archer are over, the 6-foot-2 wingman sets sights on the next step in his hoop journey: the PBA D-League.

Teng told the media on Wednesday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum that he is now ready for the second tier club wars that serves as the first road toward the PBA.

"I have to join the D-League in the next tournament," he said.

On why he only decided to finally join the commercial league now, he explained, "I wanted to focus in the UAAP first."

But for the meantime, he will cherish the championship moment for him and the Green Archers, who completed the conquest with a Finals Game 2 win over the Ateneo Blue Eagles.

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"I just have to celebrate this championship first, because it's been tough for us. It's time for me to relax," Teng continued.

Following a 28-point explosion, Teng, who was formally named into the Mythical Team earlier Wednesday, was named the Finals MVP, but for him, it is an "additional blessing".

"Yung Finals MVP, reward na lang sa akin yun. Right from the very beginning, before the UAAP started, I only have one goal, and that is to win the championship. God blessed me with a championship. Thankful ako for the blessing," he continued.

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