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HS star Jeron Teng to play for La Salle

Jeron Teng will suit up for the De La Salle Green Archers in the next season of the UAAP.

University of Santo Tomas Growling Tiger Jeric Teng broke the news regarding his younger brother’s status on his Twitter account.

“@jeronteng will play for DLSU,” Jeric wrote on his Twitter account @jericteng16.

De La Salle coach Gee Abanilla neither confirmed nor denied that Teng will play for the Green Archers to InterAKTV although he admitted that he had also heard the news.

Abanilla said that Teng will definitely be a big addition to the Green Archers, who missed the final four last season, if it becomes official.

“Malaking bagay sa amin si Jeron kasi siya lang talaga ‘yung blue-chip this year unlike last season na nandoon sila Bobby Ray Parks at Kiefer Ravena,” Abanilla said.

The Green Archers have been on the raw end of the recruitment battle for years so Teng’s recruitment is big news for the Taft-based squad that last tasted the crown in 2007 with a team led by JVee Casio, Cholo Villanueva, TY Tang and Rico Maierhofer.

Teng, son of former PBA enforcer Alvin Teng, wowed basketball observers when he scored 104 points for his Xavier School against Grace Christian College in the Tiong Lian Basketball Tournament last year.

That mark eclipsed even the NCAA record of 89 points by former Jose Rizal University standout Joshua Saret in 2009.

Teng also played for the Philippine team in the 2010 FIBA Asia Under-18 Championship and the 2010 Youth Olympic Games three-on-three basketball tournament.

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