Teng on pace to win PBA D-League MVP
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Feb 20, 2017 02:37 PM
BREAKTHROUGH. Two-time UAAP Finals MVP Jeron Teng has a good chance to be the PBA D-League Season MVP if he continues to carry AMA into its first playoffs.
If he keeps up his pace, Jeron Teng will achieve in the PBA D-League something he was unable to in the UAAP.
Behind his league-leading 26 points per game to go along with 8.7 rebounds and 4.3 assists, the De La Salle University product has emerged as the favorite to be recognized as Season MVP in the 2017 Aspirants’ Cup.
Teng was hailed twice as Finals MVP, but never managed to snag Season MVP in the UAAP.
For it to come into fruition, however, the 22-year-old needs to lead AMA into what would be its first playoff berth.
The good news is that AMA is among the top teams in the tournament with a 4-2 standing.
In the D-League, the MVP is determined by votes from the media, the TV coveror, and the Commissioner’s Office. The contenders for the award are picked out based on their individual statistics as well as team wins.
Lurking behind Teng are other contenders such as undefeated Racal’s Kent Salado, Sidney Onwubere, and Rey Nambatac; Tanduay’s Bong Quinto and Mark Cruz; Cignal’s Jason Perkins and Robert Bolick; and CafeFrance’s Paul Desiderio.
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