Filipinos Parks, Avenido, Cañada named into ABL’s Top 10 Players of All-Time

10 October 2019

By Kevin Estrada

PASAY CITY — Celebrating ten years of excellence, the ASEAN Basketball League honors its ten best players in its first decade in an elaborate ceremony in the season launch Thursday afternoon at the Conrad Manila.

With all but one of them each won at least a title, the ten were selected by the fans during the offseason as three Filipinos are in the list, headed by current Blackwater Elite’s Bobby Ray Parks, Jr., who was the league record holder for the most Local MVP awards, doing so in all of his three seasons with San Miguel Alab Pilipinas.

Joining Parks was league pioneer and first Lifetime Achievement awardeed Leo Avenido and point guard Jerick Canada, who won two Finals MVP awards with different teams.

A quartet of World Import MVPs are in the cast, led by the Singapore Slingers duo of Xavier Alexander and Marcus Elliot, as well as Saigon’s Chris Charles and Zhuhai’s Steven Thomas who are also playing this season.

Wrapping up the list are three-point king Wong Wei Long of Singapore, inaugural local MVP Attaporn Lertmalaiporn and Indonesian legend Mario Wuysang.

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