Now a two-time champion, Teng exits on his own terms
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Dec 07, 2016 09:15 PM
FINAL DESTINATION. Jeron Teng was all smiles as his collegiate career came to an end.
Jeron Teng had only one wish for the last game in his collegiate career.
“Gusto ko na talaga na last game ko na. Medyo funny kasi ironic na gusto ko nang matapos (collegiate career ko), pero we just wanna end it on Wednesday,” he said after De La Salle University’s Game 1 triumph over Ateneo de Manila University.
The Green Archers did just that, completing a sweep of their archrivals and claiming their second title in four years.
Right after spearheading the victory with 28 points and three rebounds, Teng repeated what he has already stated. “I just wanted this day to be my last day,” he expressed.
Not only does he leave behind a couple of championships in Taft Avenue, the 22-year-old was also hailed as the Finals MVP for both of those times. “Yung Finals MVP, reward na lang yun, blessing na lang yun. From the very beginning, I only had one goal and that’s to win the championship,” he said.
And just as DLSU left no doubt in having itself crowned as the king of the hill, Teng also left no doubt in having himself recognized as the best individual player in the championship round.
The Archers’ captain was so good that even opposing coach Tab Baldwin had to say, “Jeron today was unbelievable. He was clearly the MVP.”
He then continued, “They recognized that their title hopes lie on his shoulders and he delievered.”
In the end of his five-year donning of the green and white, Teng compiled two championships, two Finals MVPs, one Rookie of the Year, and four Mythical selections.
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