Ricci's sole focus now is Gilas Pilipinas
Ricci Rivero will team up with the returning Kobe Paras to lead Gilas Pilipinas' youth brigade this year, starting with the 2018 Filoil Flying V Premier Preseason Cup.
After leaving De La Salle University, high-flying Ricci Rivero is practically a free agent.
He's not in a rush to find a new school though. Ricci is taking his time.
For now, his sole focus is with the Philippine national team, which is one item off his bucket list.
Rivero will team up with the returning Kobe Paras to lead Gilas Pilipinas' youth brigade this year, starting with the 2018 Filoil Flying V Premier Preseason Cup.
"I'm so excited nga kasi I wasn't able to play last time for the U-18 team," Ricci said.
"Now syempre, I left La Salle, and then I don't know yet where I'm going so I told my parents na I want to focus on Gilas first, kasi it's my dream talaga to play for the national team," he added.
Gilas Pilipinas will first see action on Saturday against Thirdy Ravena and his UAAP Champion Blue Eagles.
Kobe, Ricci, and Thirdy in one game shoule be must see.
In fact, Rivero says all Gilas games will be must see.
"I'm so excited kasi I'm gona play again with Kobe," Rivero said.
"Syempre, who doesn't want Kobe back di ba? Everyone's looking forward to watching our games kasi nga Kobe is going back," he added.
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