TEYTEY Teodoro continues to lead Jose Rizal University (JRU) from a struggling team in the first round to one of the hottest teams in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Season 92 basketball wars.
The Heavy Bombers have won four straight matches including three in the second round to get back in the thick of the fight in the Final Four, occupying a share of fourth spot with Mapua in the team standings with a 7-5 win-loss card.
Teodoro is the biggest reason why the Heavy Bombers are on a roll.
The JRU point guard scored 21 points for JRU in its 68-58 win over Lyceum on Friday. The performance was a follow-up to his 23-point output in the overtime victory over reigning champion Letran, 75-68, last Tuesday.
JRU coach Vergel Meneses sees a lot of potential in Teodoro, who was named the Accel Quantum/3XVI-NCAA Press Corps Player of the Week.
“I believe he will make it big in the PBA,” said Meneses. “What I’ve heard is that a lot of PBA coaches are interested to have him. He only needs to improve on his defense.”
The JRU guard has been nothing but clutch for the Heavy Bombers this week. Teodoro hit eight points in the win over the Knights, atoning for his blunder in regulation where he decided to pass the ball, instead of taking the final shot, in the final play of the fourth quarter.
Against the Pirates, Teodoro also delivered with a game-clinching triple with six seconds to play to end Lyceum’s bid for a come-from-behind win.
Teodoro said he is determined to give JRU a chance at a title this year with the intact core the Heavy Bombers have this season.
“It’s been a long time since JRU reached the finals. That’s the goal of the team,” said Teodoro.