10 years ago, Asi won the MVP award in the PBA, who would have known that he will win it at 40 in the Asean Basketball League?
Representing the San Miguel Beermen, Taulava averaged 10.9 points per game and 7.4 rebounds, it may not be as big as it seem but his experience has definitely boost the winning salvo of the Beermen, who will be facing the Indonesia Warriors once more for the ABL Finals starting Friday.
"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 CEO Anthony Macri. "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. 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
Taulava bested out his Fil-Italian team mate, Chris Banchero, who despite being injury-hobbled managed to lead the team in points, assists and steals, Sports Rev Thailand Slammers’Froilan Baguion, Saigon Heat’s Jai Reyes and Indonesia Warriors’ Mario Wuysang.