"He’s such a smart player. He has such a high basketball IQ. He would do what he needs to do to help them win. To defend, rebound, he’ll score, he’ll run the floor and he’ll get deflections. Everyone was able to see that in his stint with Alab Pilipinas.”

-Jimmy Alapag, Head Coach | Alab Philippines

Article: Balkman Returns to Alab to Defend The Crown

Renaldo Balkman Alab ABL

Renaldo Balkman has returned to the Philippines to rejoin San Miguel Alab Pilipinas to defend the crown in the Asean Basketbal League (ABL).

Balkman, who was the co-Defensive Player of The Year and one of the contenders for the World's Import Most Valuable Player last season is set to play with a fellow Puerto Rican, John Ramos.

Alab Pilipinas head coach Jimmy Alapag welcomes the return of Balkman, while also confirming the addition of PJ Ramos, which he deemed vital as the team looks to go back-to-back.

“We are very excited to have PJ Ramos and the returning Renaldo Balkman with the Alab family for the upcoming ABL season,” shared Alapag. “They are two veteran guys who bring quality leadership and experience to the team. PJ’s dominant presence in the middle and Balk’s versatility will be keys for us as we try to defend our championship.”

Balkman has been seen training hard while off-season, he made all his fans guess where he is going next - and it's to the Philippines! We will catch more of him in the ABL that will start in November.

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