Fil-Canadian Matthew Wright named ABL Heritage MVP
KUALA LUMPUR — Fil-Canadian Matthew Wright was named ASEAN Heritage MVP during the awarding ceremony before Game 2 of the 2016 ASEAN Basketball League Finals between Westports Malaysia and Singapore tipped off Sunday at MABA Stadium here.
The 25-year-old Wright averaged 23.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game in his first season in the ABL to help the Dragons clinch the No. 1 seed with a 16-4 record.
Wright’s teammate, Reggie Johnson was recognized as the top world import after norming 21.6 points and 12.3 rebounds in the elimination round.
Chris Charles of Hi-Tech Bangkok City was honored as this season’s best defensive player after leading the league in blocks.
Slingers’ Neo Beng Siang earned the distinction of Coach of the Year after leading his team to a 16-4 slate which included 10 straight wins.
Singapore’s veteran point guard Wong Wei Long won the best local player award.
The visiting Slingers are eyeing a 2-0 lead after an 84-80 comeback win in Game 1 last Friday.
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