NCAA MVP Rhenz Abando heading to Korea to play for Anyang KGC

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LETRAN star Rhenz Abando is set to leave for Korea to play for Anyang KGC in the Korean Basketball League, becoming the latest Filipino cager to go down this international path.

Named the Rookie of the Year and the Most Valuable Player in the recent NCAA season after averaging 15.73 points, 6.36 rebounds, 1.73 assists, and 1.27 blocks per match, the high-leaping Abando has decided to forego his final year of eligibility and become a pro in Korea.

Anyang KGC announced the recruitment on Thursday afternoon.

Abando is the latest Filipino to sign with a team in the KBL after the likes of fellow Gilas guards SJ Belangel and RJ Abarrientos, versatile wingman Justin Gutang, crafty guard Ethan Alvano, and Gilas big man Will Navarro.

Abando apparently caught the eye of scouts from the KBL during his stint in the 2022 KB Kookmin Bank Invitational where he posted stellar averages of 15 points, four rebounds, a block, and a steal per game.

Abando will try to help Anyang KGC take the next step after they flamed out of the semifinals last season.

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