Where to next for the DLSU Green Archers?

Barry Viloria on Dec 12, 2016 04:06 PM
Where to next for the DLSU Green Archers?
A career in the PBA? A business? The champions dish on their long-term plans after the UAAP. (Photo taken from Teng's Instagram account: @jeronalvinteng)

With a good chunk of the team composed of veterans plus the arrival of a showman in speedy giant Ben Mbala, the DLSU Green Archers became a favorite early on. They didn’t fail us, of course, after whooshing to top seed in the eliminations, 13-1, and then claiming the Season 79 trophy.

To celebrate, the champion team headed to the Palace Pool Club last Saturday for a well-deserved shindig. But what really is there for the Archers after this season?

For seniors and Business Management students Jeron Teng and Thomas Torres, graduation is the priority. Apart from that, Finals MVP Teng is keen to follow in the footsteps of older brother Jeric in the PBA. Hence, he’s aiming for the D-League.

It’s the same dream for the rest like MVP Mbala and Kib Montalbo, both Business Management students, even if they still have at least one more year left. That, and maybe putting up their own business.

“I really want to invest in something,” shares Montalbo.

For the explosive rookie Ricci Rivero from La Salle Greenhills, business is also his calling.

“And to have a happy family!” he adds.

As for Coach Aldin Ayo, his debut season might have turned out to be a beautiful swan song for graduating members Teng and Torres. Nevertheless, it being a winning season made it memorable for the NCAA 91 titlist.

“Next year, ang hirap humanap ng Jeron Teng,” Ayo said at the post-Game 2 press con. “But we’re still very optimistic for next year. Kukuha ako ng mga matiryales ko. Magiging mas magulo kami next year.”

-With interviews by Bea Escudero

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