Teng matriarch feels blessed as another member of basketball family reaches PBA
Alaska rookie Jeron Teng follows in the footsteps of dad Alvin and brother Jeric.

THE Teng household is happy these days as another member of the family has made it to the PBA.

No one is happier than the matriarch, Susan Teng.

“Sobrang tuwa kasi dream come true para kay Jeron na makapaglaro sa PBA,” Susan told SPIN.ph. “Nagpapasalamat kami sa Panginoong Diyos na binigyan niya kami ng blessings."

Jeron Teng played his first PBA game on December 20, following in the footsteps of his father Alvin and brother Jeric who is currently an unrestricted free agent after four seasons in the pro league.

The former La Salle standout, the youngest among four Teng siblings, finished with 16 points in a loss to Magnolia.

Susan said she had mixed feelings during Jeron’s first PBA game.

“‘Yung first game, kaba at excited. Sabi ko sa kanya, pray hard talaga. Sa awa ng Diyos, nakalaro naman siya ng maayos,” said Susan.

In 2002, Alvin played his final year in the PBA with the Aces and the Teng family is happy their son ended up with Alaska, knowing how the franchise treats its players.

“Natutuwa rin siya,” said Susan, when asked about Alvin’s feelings towards his son making it to the PBA. “Kasi last playing year niya sa PBA sa Alaska.”

“Masaya sa Alaska kasi ang turing ng mga bossing at may-ari parang mga anak. Pamilya kumbaga,” said Susan.

Susan also said Alvin is confident Jeron will flourish with Alaska, since the young Teng already played under both Aces coach Alex Compton and assistant coach Eric Altamirano during his amateur days.

“Sinabi rin niya kay Jeron na naging coach na niya sila coach Alex sa NBTC at mga Philippine team nung high school si coach Eric, alam na niya ang sistema,” said Susan.

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