Jeron Teng

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Jeron Alvin Teng
Jeron Teng Filipino Basketball Player 2014-04-20 20-48.jpg
No. 21 – De La Salle Green Archers
Small Forward / Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1994-03-21) March 21, 1994 (age 20)
Nationality Philippines Filipino
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school Xavier School
College De La Salle University
Career highlights and awards
Jeron with sibling Jeric.

Jeron Alvin Uy Teng (born March 21, 1994) is a collegiate basketball player from the Philippines. He is a small forward for the De La Salle Green Archers in the UAAP.

Biography: He was born on March 21, 1994 to Alvin and Susan Teng. Jeron is the youngest among four siblings: Alyssa, Almira, and Jeric. His father, Alvin Teng, is a former player in the Philippine Basketball Association who won multiple titles as a member of the San Miguel Beermen. His older brother Jeric, was a former collegiate basketball player playing for the UST Growling Tigers and is currently playing for Rain or Shine Elasto Painters .

Xavier Golden Stallions[edit]

Teng like his older brother Jeric Allen played his high school career for the Xavier Golden Stallions. Teng led the Golden Stallions to two championship in his three playing years for the Stallions, where he bagged the season MVP award in all of his seasons throughout his high school career. In 2011, Teng broke what was then the all-time Philippine record for points in a single game by scoring 104 points in a 164-74 win over Grace Christian College in the Tiong Lian Basketball Association tournament.[1] Teng's record was broken two years later when Clark Quijano of AMA University High School scored 120 points.[2]

De La Salle Green Archers[edit]

Rookie season[edit]

Teng would suit up for the De La Salle Green Archers in the UAAP where he would instantly become the face of the Archers.[3] Leading the Archers through their chase to return to the Final Four. In their second round encounter against his older brother Jeric's team the UST Growling Tigers, Teng would nail the game winner over one time RP-Youth teammate Kevin Ferrer as the Archers avenged their first round defeat against the Tigers with a 53-51 win.[4] Teng would lead the Archers back to the Final Four after missing out the previous season which included winning a knock-out game for the last slot against the FEU Tamaraws. However the Archers would get knocked out of the Final Four when they lost to their arch-rivals and eventual champion Ateneo Blue Eagles.[5] Teng would later be named UAAP Rookie of the Year achieving the same feat his older brother Jeric done in 2009 and would also be named to the Mythical Five.[6] Teng finished his rookie season with averages of 15.8 points per game, 6.6 rebounds per game, and 2.8 assists per game on 42% shooting from the field.[7]

Second season and championship[edit]

In his second season, the Green Archers underwent a coaching change before the start of the new UAAP season as assistant coach Juno Sauler became the new head coach of the Archers replacing Gee Abanilla who went on to become the new head coach of the PBA's Petron Blaze Boosters.[8] The Archers started the season with a 3-4 record after the first round of eliminations, but would sweep the second round of eliminations that included a game winner against their archrivals the Ateneo Blue Eagles.[9] The Archers finished the elimination round with a 10-4 record, good for a three-way tie with the NU Bulldogs and the FEU Tamaraws.[10] However, the Bulldogs got the #1 seed as they had the higher quotient among the three teams. The Archers and Tamaraws fought for the #2 seed and the twice-to-beat advantage in the Final Four which the Archers won 74-69.[11] The Archers would defeat the Tamaraws again to advance to the UAAP Finals for the first time since 2008.[12] There they faced the UST Growling Tigers as Jeron and the Archers battled the team of his older brother Jeric. The Tigers won Game 1 of the UAAP Finals, but Teng led the Archers to the championship by winning the next two games of the series to defeat the Tigers to give the Archers their first UAAP title since 2007. Teng would later be crowned the Finals MVP.[13] Teng finished his sophomore campaign averaging 15.3 points per game, 7.2 rebounds per game, and 3.1 assists per game on 41% shooting from the field.[14]

TV appearances[edit]

After the UAAP Season 76 Finals, he and his brother Jeric made rounds of TV guestings like Minute to Win It, The Ryzza Mae Show, The Bottomline with Boy Abunda, Wish Ko Lang and ASAP 18.

Jeron was a hurado for It's Showtime from November 4 to 9.

He also made his acting debut in the top-rating weeknight series Got to Believe as collegiate basketball superstar Allen Chua.

He is also rumored to be one of the main cast of "Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles 2". The sequel to Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles.

Awards and Achievements[edit]

  • 40th Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball League: Most Valuable Player
  • 41st Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball League: Most Valuable Player
  • 42nd Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball League: Most Valuable Player
  • UAAP 75 Rookie of the Year
  • UAAP 75 Mythical Five
  • UAAP 76: RCBC Savings Bank My Loans Life-Changing Player of the Season
  • UAAP 76 Finals MVP
  • PCCL 2013 Mythical Five
  • PCCL 2013 Finals MVP
  • 2013 Collegiate Basketball Awards: Smart Player of the Year & Collegiate Mythical Five
  • Candy Mag Reader's Choice Award: Best Basketball Player
  • FilOil Flying V Cup 2014: Mythical Five
  • FilOil Flying V Cup 2014:Finals MVP

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
Ateneo's school colors Kiefer Ravena
UAAP Men's Basketball Rookie of the Year
2012
Succeeded by
UP's school colors Kyles Jefferson Lao
Preceded by
Ateneo's school colors Nico Salva
UAAP Men's Basketball Finals MVP
2013
Succeeded by
incumbent