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Fil-Canadian Matthew Wright named ABL Heritage MVP

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 06:27 PM March 13, 2016
Fil-Canadian Matthew Wright (second to the left) during the Awarding ceremonies of the Asean Basketball League.

Fil-Canadian Matthew Wright (second to the left) during the Awarding ceremonies of the Asean Basketball League.

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.

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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.

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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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