San Miguel Beermen’s Leo Avenido had a strong campaign in AirAsia ASEAN Basketball League Season 3. Avenido was a big part of the Beermen’s team by averaging 14.86 points pergame during the regular season and earned him the 2012 ABL Best Local player awards. Off the court, Avenido is a very humble person.

We had a chance to talk to Avenido to learn more about him and some of his favorite things in life.

When did you start playing basketball?

I started playing when I was in high school.

Who inspired you to be a basketball player?

The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) inspired me to be a basketball player and also to dream.

What is you favorite ABL city other than Manila?

I like them all. All the ABL cities are my favorite.

Who is your favorite National Basketball Association (NBA) players?

My favorite NBA Players are Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Lebron James.

What is your favorite sport other than basketball?


What is your favorite song before a game?

Hustle Hard by Ace Hood.

What is your favorite food?

I like chicken rice.

Where is favorite vacation spot during the off-season?