ASIDE from playing for Flying V in the PBA D-League, Jeron Teng bared that he also busy finishing his Business Management degree in La Salle as he has yet to submit his thesis and complete his On-The-Job training.
Yet the former Green Archers star, coming off a stint in the Fiba 3x3 World Cup in France a week ago, kept adding to his already hectic schedule in attending Gilas Pilipinas practice on Friday, even as he’s aware he has a slim chance of joining the team training for the upcoming Jones Cup and Southeast Asian Games.
No wonder the son of former PBA player Alvin got bogged down by the flu. But Teng refuses to rest, especially with a chance to learn from the national team coaches as well as both young stars and veterans in the Gilas pool.
"Basta I go here whenever I can kasi may school pa ako tinatapos ko pa degree ko, at may comittment sa Flying V. Whenever I'm free punta ako dito to help the team out. Makatulong man lang sa Gilas in my small little way, happy na ako dun," said Teng, who is also thrilled to apply the lessons he’s learning on his game as he is set to join this year’s PBA draft.
"I'm just happy na naka-practice na ako. I'm looking forward to learning from these guys and the coaching staff," he said.
But even with his basketball commitments, Teng said he is putting education on top of his priority list as he is set to graduate in October this year.
"Last term ko na so magma-march ako sa October. Full load ako ngayon," he said. "Priority ko talaga school."