For players to qualify to play in any ABA division, they must have heritage in one of the below FIBA Asia listed countries to be considered a “FIBA Asia player”. ABA reserves the right to check this qualification by requesting from the player either a passport or birth certificate of the player, the player's parents or the player's grandparents.
Any player not able to present the requested documentation will be considered a “restricted player” under the ABA Import rule. If there is a breach in this rule, the players team will be made ineligible for finals and subject to relegation.
*ABA Womens competition is exempt from this qualification rule.
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All FIBA Asia players and players in the Women's league must play a minimum of 9 regular season games to qualify for finals.