Jeron Teng's 104-point high school game? He only made one 3-pointer
Paul Kennedy Lintag on Aug 03, 2020 04:54 PM
(Photo by Josh Albelda)
Jeron Teng's early introduction to mainstream Philippine basketball came in 2011.
As a high school star for Xavier, Jeron scored a cool 104 points in a 164-74 victory over Grace Christian College in the Tiong Lian Tournament.
Teng's 104 points were done the hard way too. He only made one three-point shot during the whole game.
"Noong high school, di ako nag-three points, more of drive talaga," Jeron said during an appearance on 2OT.
"Pagka-rebound, more of court-to-court na," he added.
Jeron's full stat line for Xavier during that 2011 game was 104 points on 37/70 from the field and just 1/5 from deep.
Teng likewise had 24 rebounds and six steals in 35 and a half minutes of play. He also went to the line to shoot 34 free throws, making 29 of them.
At the time, Teng said his confidence was sky high after a stint with the RP Youth Team under coach Eric Altamirano.
"Malaking factor din kasi, that year I came from playing in the national team," he said.
"Mataas yung morale ko, mataas confidence ko. Pagbalik ko sa Xavier, parang one level higher na ako against sa competition," Jeron added.
Jeron's 104-point game in 2011 made him a high-class recuit in college.
He eventually went to La Salle and won Rooke of the Year in 2012. By his second season, he led the Green Archers to the UAAP championship.
Jeron added another UAAP title in his final year at Taft, which then boosted his stock in the PBA Draft where he was selected fifth in 2017 by the Alaska Aces.
"That day was really special," Jeron said.
"I just felt everything was going my way that time, all my shots were going in," he added.
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