It is not only tropical fruits and natural rubber that the Philippines exports to Korea. Korea Professional Basketball (KBL) expands the Asian Quarter, which was implemented only for players of Japanese nationality over the past two seasons, to the Philippines, and from the 2022-2023 season, Filipino talented players are heating up the basketball board.
Ronjay Avarientos (24, Ulsan Mobis) is one of those players. As a Filipino guard with excellent skills even though he is not tall, Avarientos has been outstanding among rookies by recording 13.4 points, 4.8 assists and 1.4 steals so far. Normally, Sung Joon-mo, the head of the power analysis team at Mobis, is known for his friendly nickname ‘Chunsam’ and a simple smile, but on the court, he became the first foreign rookie of the year with a sharp pass that was difficult for opponents to predict.
However, Avarientos, who was interviewed, modestly said, “Rookie of the Year is a great bonus, of course, but I didn’t expect to receive it.온라인카지노 The first goal is to lead the team without any injured players.”
At the same time, Avarientos showed his confidence, saying, “I want to give it 9 points out of 10” for his performance this season. Regarding the reason for deducting 1 point, he explained, “It is my first season as a professional player, so I think there was a lack of experience and there was an immature part.”
What was the reason that he, who was active as a Philippine national team, showed interest in the Korean stage? Avarientos laughed, saying, “Korea has had a high-level league in Asia, so I wanted to compete with those professional players and foreign players.” Direct comparison with other leagues is difficult, but he thought that KBL was a league with high operational capabilities. One of the reasons Avarientos was able to adapt quickly was that, like a Filipino who prefers sour food, he has no objection to Korean food like kimchi. He said, “Kimchi stew, kimchi fried rice, and other kimchi dishes were good, and the pork belly was delicious. But I don’t understand using red beans as a dessert. Bread or shaved ice is awkward.”