06 June 2013

Taulava Named ABL MVP

Taulava ABL MVP
Posted at Interaksyon.com

Asi Taulava of the San Miguel Beermen has been named Most Valuable Player of the ASEAN Basketball League, the organization announced on Wednesday.

"We have some very talented players in our league, and any one of them would have made an excellent ASEAN MVP – and it is a testament to Asi Taulava that he was selected by the teams for this award," said ABL chief executive officer Anthony Macri in a statement.

The 40-year-old Taulava became the first player to win MVP honors in the ABL and the PBA. He won the Philippine league's top award in 2003 as a member of the Talk 'N Text Phone Pals.

He joined the Beermen prior to the season, jumping ship from the PBA's Meralco Bolts and promptly helping the squad to its second straight appearance in the finals of the ABL.

"It has been an honor and a privilege to have Asi in the AirAsia ASEAN Basketball League this season. He was the go-to post player down the stretch of big games for the San Miguel Beermen all year-long, and always seemed to deliver," added Macri.

"He is a great ambassador of the game to the region as well, and I hope he has a few more years of play left in him for basketball fans throughout ASEAN to enjoy."

In an earlier interview with InterAKTV, Taulava called his MVP nomination an "appetizer" to his team’s finals campaign.

"That's the ultimate goal," he said.

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