Jeron Teng says he's 'definitely' returning for final UAAP season with De La Salle
Jeron Teng is comforted by FEU's Mac Belo after La Salle's loss. Dante Peralta

JERON Teng said he will “definitely” return for his final season with La Salle in the UAAP next year after his fourth year with the Green Archers ended in a heartbreak.

Teng assured he will be playing a fifth season with the Taft-based school, saying that he doesn’t want to end his collegiate career in a painful manner after a 68-71 loss to Far Eastern University ended the Green Archers' quest for a place in the Final Four.

“Yeah definitely,” Teng said when asked if he will return next year. “I don’t want my last game wearing a DLSU uniform like this, ending it like this.”

[See FEU puts shock end to La Salle season]

Teng said he learned a lot from this season after the Green Archers finished with a 6-8 win-loss card and missed the Final Four for the first time since 2011, the reason he is determined to come back stronger.

“Definitely, I’ll be back stronger next year. This year, I’ve learned a lot of lessons. Hopefully, it will be a better season,” said the null-strong Green Archers forward.

Teng, however, couldn’t hide the pain of losing on Wednesday when the Green Archers blew a 15-point lead against an FEU side that let its second-stringers finish a game it didn't need to win.

“Siyempre, it’s a painful loss. Ito sana ‘yung ticket for a playoff game sa NU but we fell short,” said Teng.

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