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    Jeron Teng shows versatility by playing multiple positions for depleted Alaska

    Feb 14, 2019
    PHOTO: Marlo Cueto

    WITH Alaska down to 10 healthy bodies, Jeron Teng has been one of the players tasked with a bigger role on offense this season.

    As injuries to key players led by Vic Manuel hounded Alaska, Teng has been one of the players who has embraced the next-man-up challenge by leading the Aces in scoring with an average of 13.67 points per game.

    On Wednesday, Teng flourished again and had a team-high 18 points as Alaska picked up its second straight victory, 103-101, at the expense of Blackwater.

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      The former La Salle star has also shown a lot of versatility while trying to fill holes left in Alaska's lineup by injuries.

      Against Blackwater, he played out of position for a long stretch and was fielded as a power forward.

      “I think it was a good win for us despite the game being close at the end,” said Teng, who averaged 7.1 points in his rookie year. “Feeling ko lang, we just lacked players. At a certain point, I had to play power forward kasi due to lack players.”

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      “’We Not Me’ namin. We don’t rely on anybody. Anybody on the court is ready to play. We are all about winning,” said Teng.

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      Teng hopes the coming two-week Fiba break will allow his teammates to recover from injuries. But in the meantime, he's ready to hold the fort.

      “Ready lang ako kapag pinasok ako sa court. I always try to give my best. Whatever role coach asked me to do, whatever it takes to win,” said Teng.

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