first_img[av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading tag=’h3′ padding=’10’ heading=’Teng eyed as top D-League draft pick’ color=” style=’blockquote modern-quote’ custom_font=” size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ custom_class=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]MANILA – Jeron Teng was being tipped to be the top-overall pick by the AMA Online University Titans in the 2016 PBA Developmental League Rookie Draft on Dec. 20 at Metrowalk in Pasig City.Titans head coach Mark Herrera said they were hoping the former De La Salle University Green Archers star will be the answer to the team’s offensive woes during the 2016 Foundation and Aspirants Cup. “No doubt, he is the best player in this year’s draft class,” Herrera said. “He will also be a morale boost for the team since he always gives 101 percent in every game.”Teng was so instrumental in the Green Archers’ title reign in the UAAP Season 79 men’s basketball that he was named the Finals MVP after a two-game sweep of the Ateneo Blue Eagles.“I see him as a role model in Philippine amateur basketball. A very humble player but very intense kapag naglaro,” Herrera said. “He is a leader and future PBA star, and we hope na maging part kami ng basketball journey niya.”Set to pick next after the Titans were the Tanduay Rhum Masters, Café France Bakers and Wang’s Basketball.Newcomers Cignal, Jose Rizal University, Manuel L. Quezon University, and the Province of Batangas will have their orders determined on draft day.Also putting their name on the draft list were San Beda Red Lions’ Davon Potts, Jason Brickman, Robbie Herndon, Andreas Cahilig, Monbert Arong, Robert Bolick, Jomari Sollano, and Mark Tallo.The PBA has required all players hoping to play in the professional ranks to suit up for at least a season in the PBA D-League. The new PBA D-League season will open Jan. 19, 2017./PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full]last_img