|2016-17 Melbourne Aces Matthew Zablan card front - ©2017 Adam East|
Friday, June 23, 2017
Matthew (Keli'i) Zablan - 2016-17 Melbourne Aces
Zablan is an American import who played with the Melbourne Aces during the 2016-17 ABL season. This was Zablan's second season with the Aces, having also played six games with them during 2015-16. The ABL website lists Zablan's first name as Matthew, however it appears that he is generally known by the first name of Keli'i. Zablan spent a single season in the Seattle Mariner's farm system in 2011, but has otherwise spent his time playing independent ball in the Frontier League for the River City Rascals until late 2013 when he moved to Australia to take up coaching in Geelong.