Jeron Teng was named the ACCEL Quantum/3XVI-UAAP Press Corps Player of the Week after leading La Salle to its finest start in the UAAP men’s basketball tournament in 13 years.
The unanimous favorite to win the championship, the Green Archers are the only undefeated team this season with four straight wins.
Teng, who is eyeing a second title in his final season, became the second La Salle player to win the weekly individual honors after Cameroon’s Ben Mbala.
In those twin victories by the Archers, Teng averaged 18 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and a steal per game.
Teng tallied 13 points, five boards, two assists and two steals in La Salle’s emphatic 100-62 win over University of Santo Tomas last Wednesday.
His best moment came last Sunday against National University, in a game dubbed as an early Finals preview.
Shooting eight of his 23 points in the payoff period, Teng, a former Rookie of the Year and Finals MVP winner, sparkled in the Archers’ hard-earned 75-66 victory over the Bulldogs. He also had three assists and two rebounds in 28 minutes of action.
Teng earned the nod for the weekly honor over the Adamson duo of Dawn Ochea and Rob Manalang and Far Eastern University’s Raymar Jose.