With the spotlight in the fourth window of the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers belonging largely to Jordan Clarkson and Kai Sotto, another Gilas Pilipinas stalwart has gotten the attention of former national team player Marc Pingris.
NLEX guard Kiefer Ravena has been given the go-signal to play in the Japanese B.League for one season, PBA confirmed on Saturday in a press conference.
Kiefer Ravena made the start for the NLEX Road Warriors in the team’s PBA 2021 Philippine Cup opener on Friday at the Ynares Sports Arena.
Guam completed its two-game sweep of Hong Kong after a convincing 112-66 win on Tuesday at the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers 3rd window in Amman, Jordan.
FIBA’s decision to merge Asia and Oceania for future continental competitions has benefited not only regional powerhouse teams Australia and New Zealand, but also the small island of Guam, whose basketball team is looking to make its mark.
Long-time basketball player agent Matthew Manotoc has urged the PBA to reconsider its stand regarding Kiefer Ravena’s intent to play in the Japan B.League.
NLEX Road Warrior Jericho Cruz has once again been called up for the Guam national basketball team pool for the upcoming 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers 3rd window this June.
“Contrary to popular belief, it’s not. He just wants you to play right, work hard and work smart. He coined the term SMART EFFORT to us in the team.” – Kyles Lao, NLEX Road Warriors guard.