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FilAm Hoops Guard Ethan Alvano Makes History as First Non-Local MVP in Korean Basketball League

FilAm Hoops Guard Ethan Alvano
FilAm Hoops Guard Ethan Alvano has made waves in the basketball world by becoming the first non-Korean Most Valuable Player in the prestigious Korean Basketball League (KBL) since its inception in 1997.

Breaking Barriers

Hailing from California, Alvano’s remarkable performance has earned him a place in history, showcasing his talent and skill on the international stage. His achievement highlights the growing influence of Filipino athletes in the global basketball scene.

According to reports, Alvano’s stellar season with Wonju DB Promy saw him averaging 15.0 points per game with an impressive 40.9% shooting accuracy from beyond the arc. Additionally, he contributed 6.6 assists, 3.0 rebounds, and 1.5 steals per game, demonstrating his versatility and impact on the court.

Recognition and Honors

The Filipino-American guard, who served as an import under the Asian Quota Player program, was formally honored during the league’s awarding ceremony, cementing his status as one of the league’s top players. His achievement adds another milestone to the success of Filipino imports playing abroad.

Ethan Alvano‘s leadership and performance were instrumental in guiding Wonju DB Promy to the top of the standings with an impressive 41-13 record during the elimination round. His contributions both on and off the court have been invaluable to his team’s success.

Alvano’s journey to the MVP title in the KBL is a testament to his dedication and perseverance. Having played in various countries, including Germany, Thailand, and the Philippines, Alvano’s success underscores the global impact of Filipino basketball talent.

A Legacy in the Making

As Alvano continues to make strides in his career, his historic achievement in the KBL serves as inspiration for aspiring Filipino athletes around the world. Future generations of Filipino basketball players will remember his legacy as the first non-local MVP in the league, paving the way for them to follow.


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Written by Marjo Piedad

Traveler | Foodie | CONTENT EDITOR
📍Cebu, Philippines
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