Jeron Teng ‘blessed’ to win first PBA title with San Miguel

Posted by watchmen
February 17, 2024
Posted in SPORTS



Just like his father Alvin, Jeron Teng is now a PBA champion.

The 6-foot-2 former De La Salle Green University star only logged five minutes during San Miguel Beermen’s (SMB) victory over the Magnolia Hotshots in the 2023-2024 Commissioner’s Cup Finals Game 6, but Teng was just ecstatic that he finally won a title in the pro ranks.

“It’s my sixth year in the league, and it’s my first time to win a championship, so I’m really blessed na nakuha ko pa sa San Miguel,” he said at the Araneta Coliseum.

“To win dun sa team na pinaglaruan ng dad ko, kung saan multiple championships ‘yung napanalunan niya, I’m really blessed.”

“My dad played proudly for San Miguel, and I’m really blessed na I was given the opportunity to play with San Miguel,” he continued.

Jeron also shared how the “Robocop,” who won multiple championships with the San Miguel franchise, has always been in support of his transfer to SMB.

“Sobrang proud talaga siya sa ‘kin. Ever since napunta ako sa San Miguel, grabe talaga ‘yung joy na nabigay ko sa dad ko, kaya sobrang grateful,” the UAAP champion said.

Jeron signed with the Beermen last October and followed in the footsteps of his dad, and he said that this decision proved to be great for his professional career.

“He just always tells me to give my best to San Miguel. Different kind of feeling, but I can finally say na nag-champion ako sa PBA. ‘Yun ‘yung worry ko baka sa college lang ako mag-champion,” he said.

However, now that he’s accomplished winning a PBA title, his next goal is to be a key contributor as he continues his career with SMB.

“I wanna do my best to help the team win more,” bared Jeron, who normed 3.7 points, 1.6 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 11 games with SMB this conference.

But he also understands that it will take time for him to do so.

“Bagong pasok ako team, so [I’m still] adjusting sa pace, sa teammates ko, pero slowly and hopefully, I’ll work my way up.”

Above all, Jeron’s goal is to collect more rings with SMB, much like Alvin who had nine with the franchise.

“First of many? ‘Yun nga eh. Itong championship feeling, it’s very addicting. ‘Yung All-Filipino, ‘yun ‘yung goal namin. We want more,” he said.

“Hopefully, it won’t be my last one,” Jeron concluded. (ABS-CBN News)


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