Having played for Saigon Heat in the 2016-2017 ABL season, Christien Charles will be returning as their first import player for ABL 10.
Throughout his time in the ABL, Christien Charles was considered a standout due to his impressive statistics. In addition, Christien has also garnered various titles throughout his ABL career, which includes: two-time World Import MVP (2013, 2014), three-time Defensive Player of the Year (2013, 2016, 2018), was ranked 4th in the all-time ABL scoring list, and won a championship in 2014.
Christien Charles first played for Saigon Heat in the 2016–17 ABL season.
Charles was also awarded Co-Defensive Player of Year (along with Alab Pilipinas’ Renaldo Balkman) when he suited up for the Singapore Slingers after averaging 16.5 rebounds, 2.9 blocks, and 1.0 steals per game, to go with 22.8 points and 2.8 dimes in the 2017–18 ABL season.
Christien Charles also served for the Singapore Slingers in the 2017-18 ABL season.
Having the ability to control his play, along with his extensive experience and deep understanding of SEA basketball, Christien Charles promises to be the perfect complement to Saigon Heat in ABL 10. Commenting on Christien’s return, coach Kevin Yurkus states: “We are very excited to bring back one of our former players, Christien Charles. He has been a fixture of basketball in the ABL and SE Asia for many years. He brings a championship pedigree and a high level of professionalism to our organization. We believe that Christien’s experience and leadership will be very valuable this season.
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