KOREAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE OPEN ITS DOORS TO FILIPINO IMPORTS STARTING 2022 SEASON
Korean Basketball League (KBL) will extend its Asian Players Quota to begin its 2022-23 season by welcoming Filipino basketball players.
The international basketball scene has witnessed the Pinoy pride as players have taken their talent overseas with brothers Kiefer and Thirdy Ravena, Dwight Ramos, Bobby Ray Parks, and Kobe Paras drilled their way out to excel in Japan, while Kai Sotto is making a name in Australia, and Jason Brickman and Jordan Heading are playing in Taiwan.
And with the report from Jumpball, the Filipino basketball players can further their careers on the international as 10 teams in the KBL can recruit Filipino players for a minimum of one year to a maximum of five years starting in the 2022-23 season.
Under the approval, Filipinos but not naturalized citizens, together with Japanese can be recruited.
At the same time, qualified Filipino players must have played in the PBA or a local league, as such that one has a parent who must be a Philippine citizen or a passport holder.
Also, players will not be limited to clubs’ two-import quota nor will they have any playing restrictions during the said tournament.
Negotiations between PBA and KBL have been on the run since January when partnership and talent exchange are being discussed.