Jeron Teng’s PBA career got a reboot just days after tying the knot with longtime girlfriend Jeanine Tsoi.
Teng, who became a free agent after Converge chose to release him, agreed to terms with San Miguel on a two-year contract on Wednesday in the presence of SMC sports director Alfrancis Chua and his agent Danny Espiritu.
The deal comes just days after the former La Salle star married former the UAAP courtside reporter at the San Agustin Church in Intramuros, Manila.
It also came almost a month after Converge decided not to re-sign Teng after his previous contract expired at the end of last season.
Teng joined the team where his father, Alvin, spent the majority of his esteemed PBA career from 1986 to 1994. The elder Teng was a member of the renowned Beermen team that won the Grand Slam in 1989.
Teng was expected to be picked up by NorthPort as replacement for Arwind Santos but instead went directly to the flagship team of the SMC group.
San Miguel will be Teng’s third PBA team. He was chosen fifth overall by Alaska during the 2017 rookie draft and played for the Aces until the franchise was sold to Converge, reuniting him with his college coach Aldin Ayo.
At San Miguel, his size, raw strength, and improved shooting range add a new dimension to the 2 and 3 positions, where he will compete for minutes alongside CJ Perez, Jericho Cruz, Marcio Lassiter, and Allyn Bulanadi.
The Beermen, mentored by Jorge Gallent, will have plenty of time to integrate Teng into the system since they won’t make their PBA Commissioner’s Cup debut until November 17 against NLEX.