MANILA, Philippines – Former De La Salle University standout Jeron Teng has formally declared for the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft, submitting his application form on Monday – three days ahead of the deadline.
A two-time UAAP Finals MVP and a multiple-time UAAP Mythical Team member, Teng further proved his readiness to play in the PBA with a couple of superb conferences in the D-League.
He averaged 23.2 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 4.4 assists for AMA Online Education in the Aspirants Cup, and followed it up by norming 22.15 points, 6.85 rebounds, and 5.77 assists per game for Flying V in the Foundation Cup.
Teng was also part of the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas squad that recently competed in the 2017 FIBA Asia Champions Cup in Chenzhou, China.
"I think I'm ready," the 23-year-old Teng said. "I've been working hard to improve every day, working hard on my weaknesses, and improving on what I can improve on."
Teng is projected to be a Top 5 pick in the draft.
"I can bring in energy inside the court. I think my biggest asset is that I'm always hungry to improve and add dimensions to my game to be an all-around hustle player. And I know I can only do this through hard work and perseverance," said Teng.
Teng joins Fil-German Christian Standhardinger, former La Salle teammate Jason Perkins, Colegio de San Juan de Letran's Rey Nambatac, and Emilio Aguinaldo Colleges's Sidney Onwubere as early entrants in the draft.
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