3-on-3: The “Skinny” on La Salle commit Jeron Teng
People know him for scoring 104 points in a high school game and for being the next son of a PBA legend to make noise in the UAAP. I’m afraid that’s all you know about Jeron Teng. Find out straight from him and from today’s best young players what makes the younger brother of Jeric Teng the most hyped high school senior this year.
How would you describe Jeron Teng’s game?
Kiefer Ravena: He is reliable both on offense and defense. He’s a strong, agile forward who can score and create for his teammates… It’ll be fun playing against him this year.
Joboy Tuason, Blue Eaglet Asst. Coach: The strongest player in HS. Upper body strength, walang tatalo. Best scorer in hs inside the 3-point line, lalo na sa paint. Can play 1-5.
Bekshoot: Jeron Teng is a forward with a very high motor. He has a very reliable bank shot. I think he’s a player who just knows how to put the ball in the hoop especially when he’s coming from the 3-point line and goes HARD to the basket. But contrary to what the Phenom said, I don’t think he creates that much for his teammates.
What separates him from other players coming out of high school?
Von Pessumal: I think what separates him is his experience internationally and his physique (physical strength). He has a body that is even stronger than most college players. That, combined with his experience playing against bigger and tougher guys will surely place him as one of the elite recruits this year.
Jeron Teng (himself): Probably what sets me apart from others is my experience. Cause at an early age, I was able to play in international leagues and play for our country. I’ve played in Fiba a lot of times and I also got to play in the Youth Olympic Games that was held in Singapore.
Bekshoot: It’s amazing that everyone I’ve asked unanimously says that it’s his experience and physical strength. Those two definitely separate him from the pack. I seriously think that he’s stronger than Japeth Aguilar. He has played against the best teenagers in Asia and he had some games where he was the Philippines’ best player (in a team that featured Kiefer Ravena, Von Pessumal, Russel Escoto, Mike Tolomia, Raphael Banal etc.)
How do you see him fitting in with the DLSU Green Archers?
Bekshoot: If you look at the Green Archers’ depth chart at the 3 spot, you have Marata, Webb and Tampus. Marata and Webb are on the twighlight of their UAAP careers so I don’t see them playing over Teng (and they have been busts to say the least). With Tampus emerging as the team’s best scoring option, I see Jeron sharing time at the SF position with him. However, DLSU’s best line-up might be Tampus and Teng at the 2 and 3 spots respectively. Unless those two develop their shooting, they would have to play with the likes of Norbert Torres and L.A. Revilla; two guys who can stretch the floor.