Abando leaves Letran to play in Korean Basketball League


Posted at Jul 28 2022 03:49 PM | Updated as of Jul 28 2022 11:48 PM

From Anyang KGC Facebook page
From Anyang KGC Facebook page

(UPDATED) Colegio de San Juan de Letran's Rhenz Abando joins the growing list of Filipino ballers playing abroad as he is set to strut his stuff in the Korean Basketball League (KBL).

Anyang KGC welcomed the NCAA Most Valuable Player as its new recruit.

"Looking forward to the performance of the newly joined player, Rhenz Abando. Thank you so much for your welcome and support!" Anyang KGC said in its announcement.

Anyang finished in the top 2 during the 2021-22 KBL season. The team will also participate in the East Asia Super League's inaugural season.

Abando has impressed Korean scouts when Gilas Pilipinas played in the 2022 KB Kookmin Bank Invitational.

Despite Gilas' losses, Abando averaged 15 points, 4 rebounds, 1 block, and 1 assist per game.

Letran, meanwhile, thanked Abando for his role in helping the school defend the NCAA men's basketball title.

The school also wished him well in his upcoming stint in the KBL.

"As always, Letran is most grateful to Mr. Abando for playing well for the team, for winning both Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player awards, for helping us keep the senior basketball championship in the 97th Season of the National Collegiate Athletic Association," Letran said in its statement.

"We pray for Mr. Abando, and we wish him well."

"To the Letran Community, to our friend and supporter, we shall continue with our campaign, to prepare OUR TEAM well for the incoming NCAA, to give our best, in sports and in life."