2017–18 ABL season

The 2017–18 ABL season is the eighth season of competition of the ASEAN Basketball League. The regular season started on 17 November 2017 and ended on 28 March 2018.[1]

2017–18 ABL season
LeagueASEAN Basketball League
SportBasketball
DurationRegular season: 17 November 2017 – 28 March 2018
Playoffs: 1 April – 2 May 2018
Number of games103 (90 regular season, 13 playoffs)
Number of teams9
TV partner(s)Hong Kong Cable TV
Indonesia MNC Sports & Vidio
Philippines ABS-CBN Sports and Action
Singapore StarHub
Thailand MONO29
Taiwan Eleven Sports Network
Vietnam HTV
Regular season
Top seedChong Son Kung Fu
Season MVPLocal: Bobby Ray Parks Jr. (Alab)
Heritage import: Mikh McKinney (Chong Son)
World import: Anthony Tucker (Chong Son)
ABL Finals
ChampionsPhilippines San Miguel Alab Pilipinas
  Runners-upThailand Mono Vampire
Finals MVPBobby Ray Parks Jr.
ABL seasons

TeamsEdit

Five teams from the 2016–2017 ABL season returned for this season. One team, the Kaohsiung Truth, disbanded prior to the season. One team, Mono Vampire, returned after skipping last season, having played in the 2015–16 ABL season. The team plans to concurrently play in the ABL and in the Thailand Basketball League for the upcoming season. Three teams were accepted as new members: Nanhai Long-Lions, Formosa Dreamers and CLS Knights Surabaya. The Long-Lions are the developmental team of the Guangzhou Long-Lions, the Dreamers are an expansion team from Taiwan, and the Knights left the Indonesian Basketball League to play in the ABL.

Prior their first game, the Nanhai Long-Lions renamed themselves as the Nanhai Kung Fu. After partnering with Macau's Grupo Desportivo Chong Son they changed their name once again to Chong Son Kung Fu days before the season started.[2]

Alab Pilipinas renamed their team as the Tanduay Alab Pilipinas after securing a sponsorship deal with Asia Brewery, prior the season started.[3]

CLS Knights Surabaya renamed their team as "CLS Knights Indonesia" prior the season started.

Tanduay Alab Pilipinas was renamed as "San Miguel Alab Pilipinas" by 1 February 2018, when the primary sponsor was changed from Tanduay to San Miguel Beer Pale Pilsen.[4]

Venues and locationsEdit

Team City / Region Arena Capacity
  Chong Son Kung Fu Nanhai District, Foshan Nanhai Gymnasium 4,000
  CLS Knights Indonesia Surabaya GOR Kertajaya Surabaya 3,000
  Formosa Dreamers Changhua Changhua Stadium 8,000
  Hong Kong Eastern Wan Chai, Hong Kong Southorn Stadium 2,000
  Mono Vampire Bangkok Metropolitan Region Stadium 29, Nonthaburi 5,000
  Saigon Heat Ho Chi Minh City Canadian International School Vietnam Arena 2,500
  San Miguel Alab Pilipinas* Metro Manila Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay 25,000
Filoil Flying V Centre, San Juan 5,500
Caloocan Sports Complex, Caloocan 3,000
Baliuag, Bulacan Baliwag Star Arena
Santa Rosa City of Santa Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex 5,700
Antipolo Ynares Center 7,400
Davao City University of Southeastern Philippines Gymnasium 7,000
  Singapore Slingers Singapore OCBC Arena, Kallang 3,000
  Westports Malaysia Dragons Kuala Lumpur MABA Stadium 2,500

PersonnelEdit

Team Head coach
Chong Son Kung Fu   Charles Dubé-Brais
CLS Knights Indonesia   Koko Heru Setyo Nugroho
Formosa Dreamers   Hsu Hao Cheng
Hong Kong Eastern   Edu Torres
Mono Vampire   Douglas Clark Marty
Saigon Heat   Kyle Julius
San Miguel Alab Pilipinas   Jimmy Alapag
Singapore Slingers   Neo Beng Siang
Westports Malaysia Dragons   Chris Thomas

ImportsEdit

The following is the list of imports, which had played for their respective teams at least once. In the left are the World Imports, and in the right are the ASEAN/Heritage Imports. Flags indicate the citizenship/s the player holds.

Each team is allowed to sign two types of imports at most on its roster.

Team World import(s) ASEAN/Heritage import(s) Former import(s)
Chong Son Kung Fu   Justin Howard
  Anthony Tucker
    Mikh McKinney
    Caelan Tiongson
    Jonathan Bermillo
CLS Knights Indonesia   Shane Edwards
  Brian Williams
      Freddie Lish Goldstein
    Keith Jensen
  Evan Brock
  Duke Crews
  Decorey Jones
  Rudy Lingganay
Formosa Dreamers   Ronnie Aguilar
  Cameron Forte
    Charles Barratt
    Kenneth Chien
  Jaleel Cousins
    James Forrester
  Reggie Okosa
  Lenny Daniel
  Erron Maxey
Hong Kong Eastern   Marcus Elliott
  Ryan Moss
    Tyler Lamb
    Christian Standhardinger
Mono Vampire     Samuel Deguara
  Mike Singletary
    Jason Brickman
  Paul Zamar
  Reggie Johnson
  Patrick Sanders
Saigon Heat   Maxie Esho
  Akeem Scott
    Moses Morgan
    Mikey Williams
  Travele Jones
San Miguel Alab Pilipinas     Renaldo Balkman
  Justin Brownlee
    Lawrence Domingo   Ivan Johnson
  Reggie Okosa
Singapore Slingers   Xavier Alexander
  Christien Charles
    A. J. Mandani   Ryan Wright
Westports Malaysia Dragons   Bryan Davis
  Chris Eversley
    Jawhar Purdy
    Joshua Munzon
  Reil Cervantes
  Solomon Jones
  Curtis Washington
  Patrick Cabahug
  Marcus Marshall
  AJ West

Regular seasonEdit

Each team will play 20 games throughout the season, 10 at home and 10 away. Each team will play 8 other teams twice, home and away, for a total of 16 games, plus 4 more games against two teams, also home and away, taking the total to 20 games. This is how the teams were grouped on which teams will play each other four times:

  • Chong Son, Eastern, Formosa
  • CLS, Alab, Singapore
  • Malaysia, Mono, Saigon

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD PCT GB Qualification
1   Chong Son Kung Fu 20 15 5 1864 1638 +226 .750 Semi-finals
2   Hong Kong Eastern 20 14 6 1949 1856 +93 .700[a] 1
3   San Miguel Alab Pilipinas 20 14 6 1844 1681 +163 .700[a] 1 Quarter-finals
4   Mono Vampire 20 14 6 2024 1957 +67 .700[a] 1
5   Singapore Slingers 20 12 8 1651 1598 +53 .600 3
6   Saigon Heat 20 10 10 1963 1956 +7 .500 5
7   CLS Knights Indonesia 20 5 15 1614 1733 −119 .250[b] 10
8   Westports Malaysia Dragons 20 5 15 1802 1974 −172 .250[b] 10
9   Formosa Dreamers 20 1 19 1593 1901 −308 .050 14
  1. ^ a b c Head-to-head record: Hong Kong Eastern 3–1; San Miguel Alab Pilipinas 2–2; Mono Vampire 1–3
  2. ^ a b Head-to-head record: CLS Knights Indonesia 2–0; Westports Malaysia Dragons 0–2


ResultsEdit

First and second roundsEdit

Home \ Away ALP CKF CLS FMD HKE MNV SGH SGS WMD
San Miguel Alab Pilipinas 94–91* 84–67 117–93 89–92 86–84 126–100 83–97 90–79
Chong Son Kung Fu 92–79 100–75 86–59 94–85 113–95 94–79 83–59 96–79
CLS Knights Indonesia 87–92 83–86 94–73 78–87 80–86 88–93 71–79 87–68
Formosa Dreamers 61–78 77–88 74–105 97–120 84–104 85–99 69–87 92–95*
Hong Kong Eastern 99–96 88–76 104–81 99–79 111–119 115–121* 82–79 104–92
Mono Vampire 87–114 105–92 98–85 93–85 105–112 116–104* 90–78 112–116**
Saigon Heat 87–95 96–93 114–86 75–80 118–115* 110–94 77–97 102–88
Singapore Slingers 80–89* 89–86 76–73 72–65 77–81 88–91 94–76 90–89**
Westports Malaysia Dragons 90–89 81–96 82–92 84–74 96–110 90–107 91–87 85–94
Source: ASEANBasketballLeague.com
Legend: Blue = home team win; Red = away team win.
Matches with lighter background shading were decided after overtime.

Third and fourth roundsEdit

Home \ Away ALP CKF CLS FMD HKE MNV SGH SGS WMD
San Miguel Alab Pilipinas 101–63 80–90
Chong Son Kung Fu 108–79 87–76
CLS Knights Indonesia 73–80 81–92
Formosa Dreamers 83–105 91–93
Hong Kong Eastern 77–88 99–93
Mono Vampire 118–113 115–111
Saigon Heat 83–97 115–103
Singapore Slingers 69–82 64–65
Westports Malaysia Dragons 102–108 81–114
Source: ASEANBasketballLeague.com
Legend: Blue = home team win; Red = away team win.

PlayoffsEdit

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinals
 
          
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
  Chong Son Kung Fu
0
 
 
 
4
  Mono Vampire
2
 
4
  Mono Vampire
2
 
 
 
5
  Singapore Slingers
0
 
4
  Mono Vampire
2
 
 
3
  San Miguel Alab Pilipinas
3
 
 
 
 
 
2
  Hong Kong Eastern
0
 
 
 
3
  San Miguel Alab Pilipinas
2
 
3
  San Miguel Alab Pilipinas
2
 
 
6
  Saigon Heat
0
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

The quarterfinals is a best-of-three series, with the higher seeded team hosting Game 1, and 3, if necessary.

Team 1 Series Team 2 Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
San Miguel Alab Pilipinas   2–0   Saigon Heat 110–100 96–85
Mono Vampire   2–0   Singapore Slingers 85–82 85–82

Semi-finalsEdit

The semifinals is a best-of-three series, with the higher seeded team hosting Game 1, and 3, if necessary.

Team 1 Series Team 2 Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
Chong Son Kung Fu   0–2   Mono Vampire 94–103 80–83
Hong Kong Eastern   0–2   San Miguel Alab Pilipinas 94–98 72–79

FinalsEdit

The finals is a best-of-five series, with the higher seeded team hosting Game 1, 2, and 5, if necessary.

Team 1 Series Team 2 Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5
San Miguel Alab Pilipinas   3–2   Mono Vampire 143–130 (OT) 100–103 99–93 83–88 102–92

AwardsEdit

Finals awardsEdit

2017–18 ABL Champions
San Miguel Alab Pilipinas
(1st title)
Finals MVP
Bobby Ray Parks Jr.

End-of-season awardsEdit

The winners were announced before Game 2 of the 2018 ABL Finals at the City of Santa Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex in Santa Rosa, Laguna, Philippines.[5]

Players of the WeekEdit

Local playersEdit

Week Player Club
17–19 November   Kaleb Ramot Gemilang   CLS Knights Indonesia
20–26 November   Ivan Yeo   Westports Malaysia Dragons
27 November–3 December   Lee Ki   Hong Kong Eastern
4–10 December   Yang Tian You   Formosa Dreamers
11–17 December   Lee Ki   Hong Kong Eastern
18–24 December   Teerawat Chantachon   Mono Vampire
2–8 January   Chitchai Ananti   Mono Vampire
9–15 January   Ng Han Bin   Singapore Slingers
16–22 January   Delvin Goh   Singapore Slingers
23–29 January   Ebrahim Enguio   CLS Knights Indonesia
30 January–5 February     Bobby Ray Parks, Jr.   San Miguel Alab Pilipinas
6–12 February   Luo Yongxuan   Chong Son Kung Fu
13–19 February     Bobby Ray Parks, Jr.   San Miguel Alab Pilipinas
20–26 February   Wong Yi Hou   Westports Malaysia Dragons
27 February–4 March   Kuek Tian Yuan   Westports Malaysia Dragons
5–12 March   Luo Yongxuan   Chong Son Kung Fu
13–19 March   Song Shuai   Chong Son Kung Fu
20–28 March     Bobby Ray Parks, Jr.   San Miguel Alab Pilipinas

Heritage importsEdit

Week Player Club
17–19 November     Christian Standhardinger   Hong Kong Eastern
20–26 November     Caelan Tiongson   Chong Son Kung Fu
27 November–3 December   Paul Zamar   Mono Vampire
4–10 December     Christian Standhardinger   Hong Kong Eastern
11–17 December     Tyler Lamb   Hong Kong Eastern
18–24 December     Tyler Lamb   Hong Kong Eastern
2–8 January     Moses Morgan   Saigon Heat
9–15 January     Mikey Williams   Saigon Heat
16–22 January     Jason Brickman   Mono Vampire
23–29 January     Mikh McKinney   Chong Son Kung Fu
30 January–5 February     Mikh McKinney   Chong Son Kung Fu
6–12 February     Mikh McKinney   Chong Son Kung Fu
13–19 February     Christian Standhardinger   Hong Kong Eastern
20–26 February     A. J. Mandani   Singapore Slingers
27 February–4 March     Joshua Munzon   Westports Malaysia Dragons
5–12 March     Mikh McKinney   Chong Son Kung Fu
13–19 March       Freddie Lish Goldstein   CLS Knights Indonesia
20–28 March     Christian Standhardinger   Hong Kong Eastern

World importsEdit

Week Player Club
17–19 November   Marcus Elliott   Hong Kong Eastern
20–26 November   Marcus Marshall   Westports Malaysia Dragons
27 November–3 December   Xavier Alexander   Singapore Slingers
4–10 December   Lenny Daniel   Formosa Dreamers
11–17 December   Xavier Alexander   Singapore Slingers
18–24 December   Patrick Sanders   Mono Vampire
2–8 January   Justin Brownlee   Tanduay Alab Pilipinas
9–15 January   Maxie Esho   Saigon Heat
16–22 January     Samuel Deguara   Mono Vampire
23–29 January   Marcus Elliott   Hong Kong Eastern
30 January–5 February     Renaldo Balkman   San Miguel Alab Pilipinas
6–12 February     Renaldo Balkman   San Miguel Alab Pilipinas
13–19 February   Mike Singletary   Mono Vampire
20–26 February   Chris Charles   Singapore Slingers
27 February–4 March   Mike Singletary   Mono Vampire
5–12 March   Justin Howard   Chong Son Kung Fu
13–19 March     Samuel Deguara   Mono Vampire
20–28 March   Justin Brownlee   San Miguel Alab Pilipinas

Statistical leadersEdit

Individual season leadersEdit

Category Player Club Average
Points   Erron Maxey   Formosa Dreamers 34.00
Rebounds   Christien Charles   Singapore Slingers 16.27
Assists    Jason Brickman   Mono Vampire 10.43
Steals   Travele Jones   Saigon Heat 3.33
Blocks   Christien Charles   Singapore Slingers 2.93
Field-goal percentage   Shi Jun   Chong Son Kung Fu 67%
Free-throw percentage Multiple players Multiple teams 100%
Three-point field-goal percentage   Delvin Goh
    Samuel Deguara
  Nguyen Huynh Hai
  Singapore Slingers
  Mono Vampire
  Saigon Heat
100%
Minutes   Xavier Alexander   Singapore Slingers 39.60
Fouls   Bryan Davis   Westports Malaysia Dragons 4.14

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ABL 2017–18 Season Schedule
  2. ^ "Kung Fu Partners with Macau Sports Club". ASEAN Basketball League. 21 November 2017. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  3. ^ Sykioco, Leif (17 October 2017). "Alab eyes better finish in bigger ABL". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  4. ^ Riego, Norman Lee Benjamin (1 February 2018). "Former champion returns to ABL as Alab Pilipinas backer". ABS-CBN Sports. Archived from the original on 26 January 2020. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Tucker, McKinney, Parks, headline ABL awardees | ABL". aseanbasketballleague.com. Archived from the original on 26 April 2018. Retrieved 26 April 2018.

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