Newly-crowned champion Teng headlines PBA D-League draft class

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Dec 08, 2016 06:10 PM
New champion Teng headlines PBA D-League draft class
NEXT LEVEL. Champions Jeron Teng and Davon Potts are the biggest names that have been thrown into the hat for the PBA D-League Draft.

Fresh off finishing his five-year tenure at De La Salle University on the highest of highs, Jeron Teng is already taking the next step in his career.

The now two-time UAAP champion and two-time Finals MVP banners the 128-man list of applicants for the 2016 PBA D-League Draft.

Teng compiled two championships, two Finals MVPs, one Rookie of the Year, and four Mythical selections in his time donning the green and white. This will be the first time in a long while that he will be playing outside of the collegiate arena.

Joining him as the most notable names are fellow champions Robert Bolick and Davon Potts of the NCAA’s San Beda College.

Far Eastern University’s Monbert Arong and Colegio de San Juan de Letran’s Jom Sollano have also thrown their names into the hat of the rookie selection process scheduled on December 20.

The 128-man list consists of 113 locals and 15 Filipino-foreigners.

As per PBA rules, a player must have at least a couple of conferences in the D-League under his belt before being deemed eligible for the professional draft.

The 2017 PBA D-League Season tips off on January 19 next year. CafeFrance and Tanduay are the favorites to take the place of now-departed champion Phoenix-Far Eastern University.

Also in the fray are holdovers AMA Online Education, Blustar Malaysia, and Racal; returnees Jose Rizal University and Wangs; and newbies Cignal, Manuel L. Quezon University, and Province of Batangas.

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