JERIC Teng is proud of brother Jeron’s accomplishment, even if it meant him missing out on the UAAP Season 76 basketball crown in his final season with University of Santo Tomas.
The elder Teng said he had mixed emotions following the Game Three loss of the Tigers to the Green Archers in overtime, 69-71, on Saturday with Jeron leading the way for the Taft-based school with 25 points.
“We lost, pero I’m happy also na talagang si Jeron, malaki ang inimprove this season tapos grabe siya this finals,” said Jeric, adding that his brother deserved the Finals MVP award after leading La Salle to its eighth UAAP title.
“Talagang ’yung effect niya sa game, rebounding, lahat, as a brother, I’m very proud. He is deserving sa championship,” he added.
Despite what had turned out in his last season in college, Teng remained satisfied with how he returned from two injuries this season to play at a high level.
Teng had suffered a shoulder injury in the first round after a collision with National University’s Jeff Javillonar. When he recovered, Teng sustained a hamstring injury.
“Kahit papaano, blessed ako na nakapaglaro na uli ako this season after na-injured ako. Pero siyempre, when I look back, manghihinayang ako because we were very close. We made crucial mistakes and La Salle won,” said Jeric Teng.
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“Actually, hindi ko pa alam. Pag-uusapan pa namin ng family ko and our manager,” Teng said.