In his interview on Tapatan ni Tunying, DLSU Green Archer Jeron Teng admitted he was not interested in playing basketball when he was younger. However, his older brother Jeric would ask him to play and join him in school try-outs. His brother would even help him when they were teammates back in high school.
He and Jeric competed against each other during the UAAP basketball season last year. When asked why they attended different schools, he revealed that they consulted a Chinese soothsayer who said Jeron was more suitable to study at DLSU and while Jeric was better off at UST. But Jeron admits that his brother is the better basketball player between them.
Jeron also shared his opinion about the increasing number of foreign basketball imports in colleges. While they should keep the ones they already have, he thought that they should stop recruiting new imports because, "For me nawawalan ng opportunity yung mga big guys. Kasi usually yung mga kinukuhang import, sentro laro eh. So paano naman yung mga galing high school na sentro? Isipin mo, siyempre galing high school medyo ano ka pa, kung baga hindi pa matured masyado. Hindi pa hinog. May tatapat na import na papasok. Malamang kukunin yung import dahil mas malaki di ba? So feeling ko nawawalan ng chance yung mga big guys. Fil-Am, walang problema.”
Jeron’s success in basketball definitely paved the way for other opportunities, especially in show business. He revealed that he received some acting offers but had to turn them down since he knows his priorities and is commited to his studies. Currently, Jeron is getting a double degree in business management and behavioral science. He said that he dreams of having a restaurant business someday as he also likes to eat.
Talking about his rumoured girlfriend Jane Oineza, Jeron clarified that they are just friends and that he has no girlfriend right now. However, he admitted talking to her several times a day for hours. When asked how long they usually talk, Jeron answered, “Depende. Minsan umaabot ng three, four. Kahit minsan may insomnia eh. May insomnia, hindi makatulog so paminsan lang. Pero ayun…”
When asked what he likes about Jane, the 20-year-old athlete replied, “Nag-guest ako dati sa ASAP. Yun, nakita ko ano, maganda at saka kung magsalita siya, parang alam mong mabait niya.” He also admitted that he is courting the Kapamilya actress.