Jeric Teng

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Jeric Allen Teng
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No. 8 – Rain or Shine Elasto Painters
Position Shooting Guard
League PBA
Personal information
Born (1991-03-18) March 18, 1991 (age 23)
Manila, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school Xavier School
College University of Santo Tomas
PBA draft 2013 Round: 2nd / Pick: 12th overall
Selected by the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters
Career history
2011 Dub Unlimited
(PBA D-League)
2012 RnW Pacific Pipes Steelmasters
(PBA D-League)
2012-13 Informatics Icons
(PBA D-League)
2013-present Rain or Shine Elasto Painters
Career highlights and awards

Jeric Allen Uy Teng (born March 18, 1991) is a Filipino basketball player playing for the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in the Philippine Basketball Association. He was a shooting guard for the UST Growling Tigers in the UAAP. He was drafted 12th overall by the Elasto Painters in the 2013 PBA Draft. His team played in the 2013-14 PBA Philippine Cup and the 2014 PBA Governors' Cup Finals against San Mig Coffee Mixers but lost both times.

Biography[edit]

He was born on March 18, 1991 to Alvin and Susan Teng. Jeric is the second oldest among four siblings. He has two sisters, Alyssa and Almira and a younger brother, Jeron. His father, Alvin Teng, is a former player with the Philippine Basketball Association who won multiple titles as a member of the San Miguel Beermen. His younger brother Jeron, is also a basketball player currently playing for the De La Salle Green Archers. Jeric also played for the Xavier Golden Stallions. Jeric is currently playing for the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters.

UST Growling Tigers[edit]

Rookie season[edit]

Teng joined the Tigers in 2009 where he won the Rookie of the Year award.[1] In that season, he was joined by veterans Dylan Ababou and Khasim Mirza to form UST's ATM trio. The Tigers finished the season 6-8 and made it to the Final Four, but were defeated by the Ateneo Blue Eagles in the Final Four 64-81.[2] Teng finished the season averaging 11.3 points per game, 4.0 rebounds per game and 1.5 assists per game.[3]

Second season[edit]

In his second season, Teng led the Tigers in scoring averaging 12.9 points per game, along with 4.3 rebounds per game and 1.9 assists per game while shooting 39% from 3 point range.[4] Unfortunately, with the Tigers losing Ababou and Mirza to graduation, the inexperienced Tigers failed to return to the Final Four and finished 7th in the standings at 4-10 ahead of the UP Fighting Maroons.

Junior season[edit]

In his third season, Teng improved his numbers averaging 13.5 points per game, 4.7 rebounds per game and 2.4 assists per game.[5] Together with Jeric Fortuna, Chris Camus and rookie center Karim Abdul, the Tigers finished the season in 4th place with an 8-6 record and returned to the Final Four. But the Tigers failed to advance further as they lost to the eventual champion Ateneo Blue Eagles 66-69.[6]

Fourth season[edit]

In his fourth season, Teng was named the co-captain of the Tigers with Jeric Fortuna as the captain. In a game against the NU Bulldogs, Teng led the Tigers by scoring 15 of his 21 points as the Tigers came back from a double digit lead against the Bulldogs to win the game 89-71.[7] Teng scored a career high 26 points as the Tigers defeated the UE Red Warriors 87-75 to clinch a Final Four berth.[8] The Tigers were able to advance to the UAAP Final Four as the #2 seed with a 10-4 record in the elimination round, they were able to defeat the NU Bulldogs to advance to the UAAP Finals and faced off against the Ateneo Blue Eagles but were swept in the Finals 2-0 as the Blue Eagles completed their five-peat.[9] Teng finished the season averaging 13.6 points per game, 4.3 rebounds per game, 1.3 assists per game, 38% shooting from the field, 34% shooting from 3 point range and 70% shooting from the free throw line.[10]

In the Philippine Collegiate Champions League later that year, Teng would play a key part in the Tigers run in the tournament as they first won the Metro Manila-Luzon tournament by defeating both the Letran Knights and the Adamson Soaring Falcons to enter into the PCCL Final Four with the Ateneo Blue Eagles, San Beda Red Lions and the Southwestern U Cobras. The Tigers would finish with a 2-1 record in the Final Four to set up a rematch with the Blue Eagles in the Finals, where the Tigers exacted their revenge against the Eagles as they were crowned the National Champions after winning the title in a tightly contested three game series. Teng would later be named to the Mythical Five team for the tournament alongside graduating teammate Jeric Fortuna and Karim Abdul, Teng would also be crowned the Finals MVP of the tournament.[11]

Final season[edit]

In his final season, Teng was named the captain of the Tigers with Clark Bautista as co-captain. Teng started the season as one of the leading candidates for the season MVP. However, in their first round encounter against the NU Bulldogs, he suffered from a shoulder injury after he got hit by Bulldogs forward Jeoffrey Javillonar.[12] Teng would miss 5 games from the injury as the Tigers struggled in his absence. Teng returned to the lineup in the second round encounter with the Bulldogs, however he re-injures himself, this time on his right hamstring.[13] Teng would make a quick recovery, and then in their battle with the Ateneo Blue Eagles for the last slot in the Final Four, he would hit 5 clutch free throws as the Tigers ended Ateneo's five year title run with an 82-74 victory that booked them a ticket to the Final Four.[14] The Tigers would later stun the top seeded Bulldogs as they won two straight games to return to the UAAP Finals for the second straight season. The Tigers would battle the De La Salle Green Archers in the Finals in which Jeric battled his younger brother Jeron for the championship. Teng played brilliantly in the series against the Archers as he led the Tigers in scoring in the three game series. However, the Tigers would fall short as the Archers came back after dropping Game 1 to win two straight games on their way to their first title since 2007.[15] Teng finished his final season with Tigers averaging 14.9 points per game, 3.7 rebounds per game, and 1.9 assists per game on 41% shooting from the field and 78% shooting from the free throw line.[16]

Philippine Basketball Association[edit]

Rain or Shine Elasto Painters[edit]

Immediately after his stint with the Growling Tigers, Teng signed up for the 2013 PBA Draft.[17] In the 2013 PBA Draft, he was drafted in the second round, 12th overall by the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters. He played his first game with the Elasto Painters in Davao City against the Alaska Aces as part of the Luz-Vi-Minda triple header to open the new PBA season.

References[edit]

Preceded by
Ateneo's school colors Ryan Buenafe
UAAP Men's Basketball Rookie of the Year
2009
Succeeded by
FEU's school colors Terrence Romeo
Preceded by
SSC-R's school colors Ian Sangalang
PCCL Finals MVP
2012
Succeeded by
La Salle's school colors Jeron Teng