- Jersey: #17
- Name: Aaron Aban
- Height: 6′3″
- Birthday: April 8, 1982
- Birthplace: Cagayan De Oro City
- Year Started: 2006
Experts say that this hardworking small forward out of Letran College could have easily been a top five pick in the 2006 draft. But the former Knights standout slipped to No. 7 and Alaska was happy to have him. The Cagayan de Oro City native is known for his great work ethic and tenacious defense which is why coach Tim Cone did not hesitate to take him in the draft.
The 25-year-old Aban played for the Toyota-Otis in the PBL where he averaged 10.5 points and 4.8 rebounds per game in the Unity Cup. He also shot a respectable 49 percent clip from the perimeter in that tournament and that showed his efficiency on both ends of the court. Aban has big shoes to fill as the understudy of team captain Jeffrey Cariaso at the No. 2 spot.