Ahead of the 2022-2023 season, KBL expanded the Asian quota, which was implemented only for Japanese national players in the past two seasons, to the Philippines. As of the end of the 4th round (February 1st), when the Asian Quarter registration was closed, 9 out of 10 KBL clubs had Asian Quarter players, and 8 of them, excluding Goyang 먹튀검증 Carrot, signed Filipino players.
On the 2nd, KBL said, “Even if there is one Asian Quarter player, 132 out of 180 games are in the entry, accounting for 73.3% of all games. Albano (DB), Ronjay Avarientos (Hyundai Mobis), and Sam Joseph Belrangel (Korea Gas Corporation) played more than 30 games and established themselves as key players.”
Specifically, KBL said, “Lee Seon Albano and Ronjay Avarientos averaged 13.6 points (18th overall) and 12.6 points (22nd overall), respectively. In particular, 5.2 assists (2nd overall), Rennes Abando (KGC), who joined the team a little later than them, ranks first in blocks (1.1) with excellent elasticity and motor nerves, and also won the All-Star Dunk Contest. In the case of Asia Quarter players, players with less than 1 season of professional team experience (but less than 1/2 of the 1 season) can receive the Rookie of the Year Award. Excluding Asian Quarter players, if they meet the conditions for playing, they can win the Rookie of the Year award.”