The San Miguel Alab Pilipinas is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Indonesia CLS Knights at 8:00 P.M. on December 9, 2018 live from the Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex, Laguna.
Coach Jimmy Alapag and his Alab Pilipinas will start its defending its crown against the visiting Indonesia CLS Knights.
The national team will be reinforced by Puerto Rican and an Alab returnee Renaldo Balkman. Last year, Balkman’s partner as team’s world import was Justin Brownlee, this time around he will be backed up by Peter John Ramos who is also the same nationality of Balkman.
Several key local players for team Pilipinas are also back like in the roster like Paolo Javelona, Josh Urbiztondo and Bobby Ray Parks Jr.
Javelona had a short stint playing with the NorthPort Batang Pier in the PBA where he was given a significant minutes in the court by head coach Pido Jarencio.
His experience playing in the big basketball league in the Philippines will certainly help him in ABL.
Bobby Ray Parks Jr., is a multiple ABL MVP awardee and he might wanted more.
Earlier, Parks Jr., has submitted his application for the upcoming 2018 PBA draft. This could be his final season playing in the ASEAN basketball league.