Jeron Teng, son of retired Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) player Alvin Teng and brother to college star Jeric Teng of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP), has recently broken all scoring records in all major high school basket leagues in the country. Jeron, who plays for the Xavier High School (exclusive all-boys private school), notched a legendary stat line on Wednesday when they defeated Grace Christian College in the Freego Tiong Lian Basketball Association tournament at the Xavier gym.
Teng dominated in the perimeter and had a 37-of-70 field goal performance in thirty five minutes for the Xavier Golden Stallions. With the lopsided win, Xavier now is tied with St. Jude Catholic School for the league-leading 3-0 record.
Teng’s 104 point explosion eclipsed former fellow Xavier standout Eric Yao’s 64-point record in 1998. It was also historical because it also surpassed scoring records in both the UAAP and the NCAA leagues set 2 years ago. In the UAAP, Terrence Romeo of Far Eastern University recorded 83 points in a 104-55 win over the University of the Philippines Integrated School in August 2008. In the NCAA, Joshua Saret of Jose Rizal University ended with 89 points to a 171-43 debacle over Angeles Foundation 2 years ago.
Teng, who is a veteran of the Youth Olympic Games, is being highly-regarded by UAAP and NCAA college teams. The 6 foot 1 guard converted 29 out of 34 free throws and this was his third consecutive game where he compiled a double-double.
Aside from Teng’s all-time high school scoring record, both the 164 total points and 90-point winning margin are all-time records in the Tiong Lian tournament. The Tiong Lian Basketball Tournament is a high school-level tourney that pits Filipino-Chinese schools in basketball competition. Former standouts from the tournament are current PBAers Joseph Yeo, Tyrone Tang, and Smart Gilas’ Chris Tiu. All 3 were Xavier standouts.
(via The Philippine Star)