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Teng "honored" to be part of AMA as PBA chase begins through D-League

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By Ivan Saldajeno

QUEZON CITY--AMA did not think twice on who the team will pick in the PBA D-League Draft on Dec. 20 and nabbed Jeron Teng as the first overall selection.

In an interview with a couple of sportswriters at the Bagoong Club during the Titans' 2017 launch on Wednesday, Teng said that being drafted alone is already an honor.

"I'm really happy that I'm now one step closer to my dream, which is to play in the PBA, and I'm really honored to be drafted by AMA. I'm excited to help AMA," said Teng.

Although the Titans have just been practicing for three weeks, Teng said that he is making the most out of the training.

"I know I have a lot to work on, and I've been really working hard to improve on what I can do and be the best player I can be," the six-foot-two wingman continued.

He also said that he is ready for the more physical nature of the PBA D-League.

"Ine-expect ko naman ang D-League to be physical, and I think I'll be ready for that one. I hit the weights room a lot naman," Teng said in particular.

Now that AMA has high expectations with his arrival, Teng just thought of two ways for the team to be very successful.

"We will just improve on our chemistry and pa-kondisyon lang," he revealed.

He also hopes, "As a player, I'm really competitive, and I wanna win big. Hopefully, I share that same passion with the rest of the guys."

But with a lineup featuring veterans JR Taganas and Ryan Arambulo plus explosive guards Juami Tiongson and Diego Dario, Teng thinks sharing the said passion can be easy.

"We got a good squad--a team composed of good players and coaching staff," Teng believes in conclusion.

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