Two-year ABL veteran Caelan Tiongson has announced his retirement from professional basketball. The 27-year-old posted about his retirement on his personal Instagram page.
“My basketball career has come to an end and I just wanted to post about how thankful I am for all the memories and support,” said Tiongson.
The Filipino-American first played in the ASEAN Basketball League as a Heritage Import for Chong Son Kung Fu (now the Macau Black Bears) during the 2017-2018 season.
Along with Mikh McKinney and Anthony Tucker, Tiongson helped lead Chong Son to the first-seed and a direct ticket to the semifinals. Unfortunately, Tiongson and Chong Son Kung Fu fell to Mono Vampire after dropping two straight games.
The following season, Tiongson got his chance to play as a local as he signed with the Philippine-based San Miguel Alab Pilipinas. Tiongson was a vital piece in the team’s line-up with him often being the starting forward.
Once again, Tiongson helped his team make it to the playoffs with Alab finishing the season with an 18-8 record for the second seed. However, Tiongson and Alab would ultimately bow out of the quarterfinals against Hong Kong Eastern.
Tiongson closes his career with ABL averages of 9.2 PPG, 6.3 RPG, and 2.8 APG.