Ronjay Avarientos (24, Hyundai Mobis) has emerged as the best star in the league.
KBL held the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Professional Basketball Awards Ceremony at the Grand Intercontinental Seoul Parnas Grand Ballroom in Samseong-dong, Seoul at 4:00 pm on the 30th. Head coaches and representative players from 10 clubs shined at the event, and fans also attended to add meaning.
At the event, meaningful awards such as the Achievement Award, the Skill Development Award, the Sixth Man Award, and the Best Defense Award went to their owners. And after the Fan Awards ceremony, the newcomer king, who drew everyone’s attention, took off his veil.
As expected, Avarientos embraced the once-in-a-lifetime glory. He got 101 out of 109 valid votes. He ran a landslide first place with 92.7% of the vote. Second place was Samsung’s Shin Dong-hyuk (5 votes). He said, “I am really happy living in Korea. The fact that I won this award comes with great confidence.”
Avarientos entered the Korean stage with the benefits of the Asian quota system, which was expanded to Filipino players this season. As a promising player who was selected to the Philippine national team, he went straight to the KBL stage after graduating from college, so he qualified for the season as the rookie of the year.
He appeared in 51 games and played an average of 29 minutes and 11 seconds, averaging 13.6 points, 4.8 assists and 1.4 steals. His average number of 3-pointers made is also 2.7. Among the players eligible for the Rookie of the Year, he ranked first in all of the categories and virtually dominated the Rookie of the Year race.
It was an activity that could be expected even with unanimity in the heart. However, his vote rate was somewhat different from the 98.7% of Kim Seung-hyun (2001-2002 season), who ranked first. He has regrets, but the fact that he has been reborn as the league’s first foreign rookie has enough meaning.
With his performance, his team, Hyundai Mobis, finished the season in 4th place with 34 wins and 20 losses. Hyundai Mobis, which has demonstrated its potential to the extent of fierce competition for rankings until the end of the season, dreams of a high stage in the upcoming playoffs with Rookie King Avarientos.
In addition, Hyundai Mobis succeeded in producing the rookie of the year for the third consecutive year in KBL history. Last season, Lee Woo-seok, a friend of the same age as Avarientos, won the first ‘Used Rookie of the Year’ due to a change in rookie rules. This is a meaningful record in which only Wonju Narae (Joo Hee-jeong-Shin Ki-seong) and KGC Ginseng Corporation (Park Chan-hee-Oh Se-geun) succeeded. 온라인카지노