"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

Highlights: ABL Alab Pilipinas Championship 2018 Defensive Player of the Year

Updated: Jul 17, 2018

Scoring 32 points, The 2018 ABL Defensive Player of the Year, Renaldo Balkman help lead Alab Pilipinas to the country's first ABL title since 2013, and it has earned the respect of the player-turned-coach. 

With his relentless and devil-may-care approach to the game, Balkman sure has earned the respect of one of the more revered figures in Philippine basketball.

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