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    "One major change for season three is that competition will begin in January 2012, to accommodate the ABL players who also represent their countries in the 26th SEA Games which will be held later on this year."


    wow, this league is very national team friendly..

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    Vietnamese team to join ASEAN Basketball League for third season
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    Jakarta, Monday, September 26, 2011 — A Vietnamese team owned by the Saigon Sports Academy will join the third season of the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) slated to tip off on January 14th, 2012. That brings the number of new teams to three in the eight-team league. There were only six teams in each of the first two seasons. The league had recently announced the participation of San Miguel Beermen, as well as a yet unnamed Bangkok-based team. The Brunei Barracudas pulled out last week from the league after two seasons. “It’s a fantastic feeling to see our efforts in creating an ASEAN league that would help grow the development of the game now taking flight with more competitive teams signing up to battle for the honor of being the best in South East Asia,” said Mr Tony Fernandes, Group CEO of AirAsia and the founder of the ASEAN Basketball League.

    Mr. Kuhan Foo, the CEO of the ABL stated, “The inclusion of an established team like San Miguel from the Philippines and the new teams from Vietnam and Thailand show that the ABL is now turning into a regional gladiator ring for basketball with both giants of the game and new boys with large ambitions now signing up to fight for the right to be the best in ASEAN.”
    Defending champions Thailand Slammers, season one champions Philippine Patriots, KL Dragons. Singapore Slingers and the Indonesia Warriors — formerly Satria Muda Britama — will also return in the third season.
    Mr Erick Thohir, president of the Southeast Asia Basketball Association (SEABA), stated: “I hope ABL will become more competitive in the future and will be able to improve the national team’s performance in order to compete in FIBA Asia, facing the Middle East and East Asia countries such as Qatar, Syria, Taiwan, etc. “Basketball in South East Asia has become quite popular, and it can be seen from the SEA Games basketball event that will have eight nations participating …. This has never happened before.” Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand are expected to take part in the basketball tournament at the upcoming SEA Games in Indonesia.

    The format of the last two seasons will be maintained, with triple home and away games for the league stage, with a best-of-three series for the playoffs, including the finals. The champions of the third season will again go on to represent the region in the 2012 FIBA Asia Champions Cup. “It has been an exciting year and last season we did not even know who will get into the play-off up till the last game of regular season!” said Mr Mark Chang, team owner of the Singapore Slingers. “Every year we see more fans in Singapore following the games and it will be exciting to see how the next season will run with the introduction of all the new teams.” One major change for season three is that the competition will begin in January 2012, to accommodate the ABL players who will also represent their countries at the 26th SEA Games. The third season run for six months, two months longer than the league’s first two seasons, due to the expanded league.

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    really interesting League,and exciting as well.
    Hope more and more teams join

    and the level of the league go high and higher

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    This is great for bball in Vietnam. I think the game never got a good chance to establish itself in Vietnam with the county being so soccer crazy. Another good thing about this team is that Viet-American kids now have an option. You see the filipino kids that come back and play very well for the Philipine teams. These kids now have a place to extend their bball lifeline. Let's go, Saigon Heat!

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    Thursday, 20 October 2011
    SSA Saigon Heat Joins the AirAsia ASEAN Basketball League



    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 20th October 2011 – The Saigon Sports Academy (SSA) today officially announced the participation of SSA Saigon Heat into the AirAsia ASEAN Basketball League’s (AirAsia ABL) third season, making them the first ever international professional basketball team to represent Vietnam.

    “Saigon Sports Academy is very proud to launch the first professional basketball team from Vietnam to participate in the AirAsia ABL,” Hoang Nguyen, Chairman of SSA, said. “The Saigon Heat will have a mix of top caliber players internationally and from Vietnam. Most of our players will be from Vietnam, and we expect to represent the country with great honor in the AirAsia ABL. The Saigon Heat will work hard together to bring home the championship trophy for Vietnam, and we hope that the team will also contribute to the development of basketball in Vietnam.”

    “We are happy that our two year search has yielded a great partner in the SSA Saigon Heat.” Mr. Kuhan Foo, Chief Executive Officer of the AirAsia ASEAN Basketball League said. “With their strong background I believe that Saigon Sports Academy will be able to use the AirAsia ABL as a platform to breed and improve the best basketball players in Vietnam as well as create a higher aspiration for players to represent their country among their ASEAN peers on a weekly basis.”

    The AirAsia ASEAN Basketball League’s third season is scheduled to tip off on the 14th of January 2012 and will feature defending champions the Chang Thailand Slammers and runner ups the AirAsia Philippine Patriots as well as season 2 competitors the Westports KL Dragons, Singapore Slingers and the Indonesia Warriors (formerly known as Satria Muda BritAma).

    Apart from SSA Saigon Heat, there will also be two other new teams competing for the trophy in season 3, newcomers Bangkok Basketball Holdings from Thailand and PBA legends the San Miguel Beermen from the Philippines bringing the total participating teams for the AirAsia ABL’s season 3 up to eight teams from season 2’s six.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrueBluePinoy View Post

    Do You who are the players that will play in this team?

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    Default Any rosters for ABL yet?

    The 3rd season starts on the first quarter of 2012 but has anybody got any ideas as what:
    The rosters are?
    Who are the significant players of teams that would surely make an impact?
    Any good ASEAN imports per team?
    Any good International import already known?
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    For Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam, the local players are more or less the ones playing for the NT. If I remember correctly, at the end of last season, the Slammers said that Chris Kuete and Jason Dixon will continue their adventure in Thailand. I hope we will get to know more about the rosters, the season looks exciting.

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    The Singapore Slingers announced 3 import players for next season, the big man is well known as he was playing in Philippines last season, Donal Little will be the man. He will be helped inside by Louis Graham who mainly played in Europe after is college years. The last import is from Philippines and his name is Don Dulay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nico4nicolas View Post
    The Singapore Slingers announced 3 import players for next season, the big man is well known as he was playing in Philippines last season, Donal Little will be the man. He will be helped inside by Louis Graham who mainly played in Europe after is college years. The last import is from Philippines and his name is Don Dulay.

    http://www.aseanbasketballleague.com...-three-imports
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    wow nice.singapore got a good PG. Don Dulay played good in the PBA with RoS.
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    nice background music there.

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    Indonesia Warriors formerly known as Satria Muda BritAma team will have Reggie Warren and Robbie Jackson as their Non-Asean import. both have just later last month or a week ago. will practice with the whole team this month.

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    http://www.youtube.com/v/InMEoD9y_WA

    Robbie Jackson Highlights
    http://www.youtube.com/v/PiI4SPUt29s
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    Jerick Canada a promising point guard from Adamson University will join Indonesian Warriors....

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    Westport Malaysia Dragons probably have the most impressive trio of ASEAN imports with Patrick Cabahug returning to be joined by Nic Belasco and Cris Pacana. both Belasco and Pacana are still good enough to start for a crappy All-Filipino PBA team like Shopinas.com or Alaska. they'll be instant fan favorites in KL, i'll bet.

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    ABL Preseason Games in Thailand Photos.

    Indonesia Warriors at the opening
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    Indonesia Warriors practice yesterday
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    Quote Originally Posted by paolylo View Post
    Westport Malaysia Dragons probably have the most impressive trio of ASEAN imports with Patrick Cabahug returning to be joined by Nic Belasco and Cris Pacana. both Belasco and Pacana are still good enough to start for a crappy All-Filipino PBA team like Shopinas.com or Alaska. they'll be instant fan favorites in KL, i'll bet.
    with the deep pockets of the sponsor of the malaysian team. im not surprised they were able to get high caliber pinoy imports for the team.
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    Slingers Sign 16 Year Old "Wonderkid" Delvin Goh to a seven-month contract...

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    San Miguel beat Warriors 76-70 in ABL pre-season game in Thailand..
    Chris Banchero and Fajardo are good player..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardy View Post
    San Miguel beat Warriors 76-70 in ABL pre-season game in Thailand..
    Chris Banchero and Fajardo are good player..
    did fajardo fared well against 7 foot import Robbie Jackson??!

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