Parks, Avenido, Cañada named to ABL's top 10 players of all-time

Filipinos Bobby Ray Parks, Jr., Leo Avenido, and Jerick Cañada were named to the Asean Basketball League's top 10 players of all time ahead of the league's 10th season that will kick off next month.

The prestigious list was announced in the ABL's press launch Thursday at the Conrad Manila.

Parks won the league's Local MVP award in all three seasons that he played for San Miguel Alab Pilipinas. He also earned the Finals MVP honors when he led his team to the championship in 2018.

Avenido had a successful six-year stint in the ABL, suiting up for the San Miguel Beermen, Brunei Barracudas, Singapore Slingers, Saigon Heat, and Mono Vampire. On top of winning the title and the Local MVP award with the Beermen, he is also an ABL Lifetime Achievement Awardee and No. 5 in the all-time scoring list.

Cañada, meanwhile, was the 2014 Finals MVP and a two-time champion with the Indonesia Warriors and Hi-Tech Bangkok City.

Completing the top 10 are Wong Wei Long, Steve Thomas, Attaporn Lertmalaiporn, Mario Wuysang, Xavier Alexander, Chris Charles, and Marcus Elliott.

San Miguel Alab Pilipinas will seek to regain the ABL crown after failing to reach the semifinals last year.

Jimmy Alapag will continue to call the shots for the Philippine team headlined by Jason Brickman, Jeremiah Gray, and Lawrence Domingo.

Singapore Slingers, Hong Kong Eastern, Macau Black Bears, Westports Malaysia Dragons, Mono Vampire (Thailand), Formosa Dreamers (Taiwan), Saigon Heat (Vietnam), and Wolf Warriors (China) are also set to return to action and compete for the title.

Fubon Braves (Taiwan) will debut this season, while defending champion BTN CLS Knights (Indonesia) will not join this year's competition.