In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) finally took the difficult decision to suspend its operations in the middle of its 10th season on March 13, 2020.
The last game played was between the Singapore Slingers and the KL Dragons on March 6 with the Dragons coming out on top 70-67.
At the moment, the Mono Vampire Basketball Club of Thailand were at the top of the standings with a 12-4 record. They were among one of only 3 teams to have already collected double-digits wins along with Alab Pilipinas (10-6) and the Kuala Lumpur Dragons (10-7). The season was one of the most competitive ever with the Formosa Dreamers (8-6), Taipei Fubon Braves (9-8), Macau Black Bears (7-7), and Singapore Slingers (7-10) all in the middle of the pack. While the Wolf Warriors (5-8), Hong Kong Eastern (3-7), and Saigon Heat (3-11) were at the bottom of the table, the games were close with many having the potential to go either way.
The season featured many superstars whether it was the likes of league-leading scorer Kenny Mannigault (26.2 points per game) and league leader in assists Jason Brickman (9.1 assists per game) among many others.
The season also featured the breakout performances of local stars like Slingers’ Delvin Goh and Leon Kwek, Dragons’ Ting Chun Hong, or Heat’s Tam Dinh.