Filipino basketball star Kiefer Ravena has announced that he will no longer be playing in the Southeast Asian Games basketball tournament.
The 28-year old guard announced his decision on an Instagram post. Ravena started playing for the Philippines in the SEA Games back when he was just 18 years old, helping the team win gold in Jakarta, Indonesia back in 2011. He continued to play for the Gilas in subsequent gold-medal-winning campaigns in Naypyidaw, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and the Philippines.
His last stint in Hanoi, Vietnam, though, ended on a bitter note as the Philippine squad was defeated by Indonesia, 81-85.
“That’s it for me! Hanging these bad boys up for my last SEA Games. Been my absolute pleasure playing for the Philippines,” said Ravena’s post.
Ravena plays for Shiga in Japan’s B.League. Once his season there ended, he immediately joined the Gilas for the SEA Games and averaged 6.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.4 steals per game in the biennial meet.
Despite the horrific ending for the highly-favored Gilas, Ravena gave credit to Indonesia for besting them.
“Well-deserved dub for Indonesia,” added Ravena.
Filipino basketball star Kiefer Ravena announced that he is retiring from playing in the SEA Games. / PSC-POC
May 24, 2022
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