CEBU

Thirdy Ravena to debut in Japan’s B.League on October 3

Former UAAP Finals MVP Thirdy Ravena is set to make his debut in Japan’s B.League on October 3. (The UAAP photo)

Thirdy Ravena’s much-anticipated debut in the Japanese B.League has been set on October 3.

Ravena’s team — San-En NeoPhoenix — revealed its first set of games on its social media accounts, starting with a home game against the Chiba Jets at the Hamamatsu Arena in Shizuoka.

Ravena is the very first Filipino to get signed up under the B.League’s Asian Player Quota. A former three-time UAAP Finals Most Valuable Player (MVP) winner, Ravena’s decision to head to Japan rather than the PBA has stirred up a lot of attention in the basketball-loving country.

Ravena will have his work cut out for him in the B.League as he joins a squad that finished with just five wins and had a whopping 36 losses last season.

San-En’s opponent — the Jets — was a much better team with 28 wins against 12 losses. They have a squad bannered by several standouts such as Yuki Togashi who also plays for Japan’s national team as well as American imports Josh Duncan and Shannon Shorter. (JNP)


VIEW COMMENTS
DISCLAIMER:

SunStar website welcomes friendly debate, but comments posted on this site do not necessarily reflect the views of the SunStar management and its affiliates. SunStar reserves the right to delete, reproduce or modify comments posted here without notice. Posts that are inappropriate will automatically be deleted.


Forum rules:

Do not use obscenity. Some words have been banned. Stick to the topic. Do not veer away from the discussion. Be coherent. Do not shout or use CAPITAL LETTERS!

Create your own user feedback survey