RHENZ Abando is foregoing his final year in Letran to play for Anyang KGC in the Korean Basketball League (KBL).
The NCAA Season 97 MVP will be the fifth Filipino to commit to play in the Korea league after his solid showing for Gilas Pilipinas.
Anyang made the official announcement in a social media post on Thursday.
Abando is coming off a solid first year in Letran where he steered the Knights to the NCAA Season 97 crown thanks to his 15.1 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 1.4 blocks to be hailed as the MVP and Rookie of the Year.
Abando was quick to introduce himself to the Korean fans during Gilas' two-game friendly in Goyang last month as part of the national team's preparations for the 2022 Fiba Asia Cup.
Now, he will be side-by-side with the Koreans as he reacquaints himself with his other Filipino peers with Anyang competing in the East Asia Super League in October.
Anyang KGC finished third in the eliminations of the past KBL season with a 32-22 win-loss record and made it to the Finals before losing to the Seoul SK Knights.
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