Teng leading Flying V’s perfect run despite busy schedule
Jeron Teng admits that right now, his focus is on finishing his studies in La Salle.
“My priority right now is really school,” said the 23-year-old, who is on his final term of his business management course and is set to graduate in October. “I really want to finish this term so I’m really catching up on a lot of things. The submission for our thesis is also close, so I’m also working on that.”
Despite his hectic schedule, Teng is still making things happen for Flying V in the ongoing 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup, where he has emerged as the leading MVP candidate once again.
Averaging 24.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, 4.2 assists through six games for the Thunder, the second-generation star has led his squad to an unbeaten 6-0 run.
Teng weaved his magic anew on Thursday, when he collected 30 points, nine rebounds, and four assists in Flying V’s 104-89 victory over Tanduay.
The 6-foot-2 swingman said that though education is his main priority, he makes sure he remains locked in for the Thunder the moment he puts on his jersey and the opening buzzer sounds.
“I’m committed to play my best every game, no matter how tough the schedule is. When the game starts, I really have to perform in order for us to win,” he said.
But Teng doesn’t want to hog the spotlight alone as he noted that Flying V’s immaculate run is also a testament to how capable his teammates are.
“We all know that we’re a talented team and anyone can step up any given day. Every game, we see a new weapon in our team and someone steps up,” he said.
And Teng remains optimistic that the torrid run will continue as the Thunder inch closer to earning that top two spot which comes with an outright semis slot, priming them closer in their championship aspirations.
“Our goal is to improve every time. We start it at practice, we focus on our improvement. We don’t get content and we want to work hard to get what we want this conference,” he said.