KBL has expanded the Asian quota to Filipino players from the 2022-2023 SKT Adot Pro Basketball regular league. They recruited Filipino players such as Ronjay Avarientos (Ulsan Hyundai Mobis), Ethan Albano (Wonju DB), Justin Gutang (Changwon LG), Lens Abando (Anyang KGC), and Sam Joseph Belrangel (Daegu Korea Gas Corporation). Teams are enjoying the effect of reinforcement. Among them, Avarientos and Albano have established themselves as core forces that are missing from the team.
Teams that have recruited players from the Asian Quarter in the Philippines are having a lot of fun, but it is just a story from a different country to Samsung in Seoul. This is because they recruited an Asian Quarter player, but have not played a single game. When William Navarro, who had originally signed a contract, could not join due to contract issues with the Philippine Basketball Association, forward Christian David, who graduated from Butler University, was recruited.
Samsung hoped that David, who is 196 cm 99 kg and has a good physique, would add depth to the forward camp, but he was not in shape to play due to a knee injury. After joining the team, he only spent time rehabilitating throughout. The Asian quarter is a nightmare for Samsung. 안전놀이터
“David has returned to the Philippines,” said coach Eun Hee-seok, who we met at the Jeonju Gymnasium for an away game against Jeonju KCC on the 17th.
Samsung, which decided to part ways under the agreement with David, started looking for Asian quarter players again. Coach Eun Hee-seok said, “All the players I’ve seen previously signed contracts with other teams. I go back to the beginning and look at the players. He won’t be rushed. If we just bring a visible guard, it may not fit our current strength. I will review it carefully and try to recruit him.