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Teng to join Flying V

  • Written by Theodore Jurado
  • Published in Basketball
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SEEKING one  final stab for glory in the amateur ranks, Jeron Teng has been signed by newcomer Flying V for next  month’s PBA D-League Foundation Cup.

“Yes,” said Teng’s player agent Danny Espiritu in a text message to People’s Journal/Tonight yesterday.
   
This will reunite Teng with Thunder coach Eric Altamirano, who handled the  two-time UAAP champion in 2009 with the national U-16 team.
   
Teng  has been practicing with Flying V two weeks ago, as the team still looks to complete its roster with  more than a  month before  the May 25 tip-off.
   
In his debut in the semi-pro league, the  23-year-old  forward led AMA Online Education to a stint in  the Aspirants’ Cup quarterfinals but was eliminated by Tanduay in the process.
   
Teng, the top rookie pick in this season’s D-League draft,  averaged a league-best  23.2 points, 8.2 rebounds, 4.4 assists in almost 38 minutes of play for the Titans.
   
Another championship, this time in the D-League, will definitely boost Teng’s resume  in the PBA Draft later this year.