Teng returns with a vengeance in UAAP 79 Week 6 Dream Team

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Oct 18, 2016 08:28 PM
Teng returns with a vengeance in UAAP 79 Week 6 Dream Team
COMEBACK IS REAL. Jeron Teng is back to his bullying ways.

Week 6 is over and done with in the 79th Season of the UAAP Men’s Basketball Tournament.

And after six weeks, players have already begun capturing our hearts and our minds. True to this year’s theme of “Dare to Dream,” we bring you our Week 6 Dream Team.

Jeron Teng, De La Salle University

Coming off a two-week absence, the King Archer showed no ill effects from the minor surgery he had to mend his left foot. He went right back to his bullying ways with 21 points, five rebounds, two assists, and two steals as DLSU prevailed over fighting UP. The Archers have proven they can win without him, but only with Teng’s presence and performance do they get a shot at history.

Ben Mbala, De La Salle University

While there hasn’t been a new Ben Mbala highlight for a little while now, his monster numbers still stand strong. Pounding in 17 points, 20 rebounds, two steal, and one block as DLSU prevailed over fighting UP, he remained far and away the frontrunner for MVP. And just as the Archers’ winning streak has been stretched to nine, the Cameroonian’s personal double-double streak has also been stretched to nine.

Marvin Lee, University of Sto. Tomas

Suffering a slow start to the season, Marvin Lee was one of the many missing pieces as UST stumbled to a 2-7 standing. With a 22-point, half coming in the final frame, three-rebound, three-assist, and three-steal showing in their upset of NU, however, he sent a statement that he is ready to power through the fabled sophomore slump. And for the faithful over at Espana, that is just what they have been waiting for.

Louie Vigil, University of Sto. Tomas

Lost in UST’s struggles is the tireless effort of their team captain. Averaging 19 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and one steal through two games during the week, Louie Vigil remained the most consistent Growling Tiger. Now, he only hopes that his tireless efforts rubs off on his teammates as they try to make a playoff push.

Paul Desiderio, University of the Philippines

Without a doubt, these are no longer the same UP Fighting Maroons who have broken so many hearts over at Diliman. Much of that has to do with Paul Desiderio who has emerged as their workhorse – norming 16 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 2.5 assists in their two assignments this week. Downing Adamson and then giving a good fight to DLSU, Desiderio and State U have done nothing but prove that, this time, their promise is for real.


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