PBA: Busy week ahead for first-time All Star Kiefer Ravena
"...looking forward to it kasi hindi pa ako nakakapaglaro in front of my people sa PBA, so hopefully I get to give them a good show and help my team win the All-Star Game.” - Kiefer Ravena
While the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup hasn’t exactly been smooth saiing for rookie guard Kiefer Ravena and his NLEX Road Warriors, they’ll have a bit of time off as a team in the coming weeks as the PBA focuses on All-Star Week.
Coming off their 116-94 loss to Globalport, Wednesday, Ravena admitted to not thinking too much about the upcoming festivities, especially after absorbing their fourth-loss in five games.
“I’m not even thinking about the All-Star break. I was looking forward to it, after this game it just went downward spiral.”
Still, there’s no choice but to move forward, and NLEX will have time to address their issues as a team before they return to the court on May 30th against Blackwater.
As for Ravena, he’ll be having a pretty busy All-Star Week ahead of him, as he’ll be participating in three All-Star games
“I’ll try to have fun, it’s my first ever All-Star week, and I’m blessed to be part of the whole week, salute to all the fans who voted me in the All-Star Game.” said Ravena.
On May 23rd in Digos, Davao del Sur, Ravena will be part of the Philippine Team when they take on the Mindanao All-Stars, led by Barangay Ginebra star point guard and Davao del Sur’s own Scottie Thompson, Cagayan de Oro native and Magnolia Hot Shots playmaker Jio Jalalon, and Blackwater forward Mac Belo, who hails from Cotabato.
Two days later in Batangas, Ravena and the national team will face off against a stacked Luzon All-Stars lineup, featuring the likes of Jayson Castro, Paul Lee, Arwind Santos, Calvin Abueva, and Japeth Aguilar.
Finally, on May 27th, Ravena will jump over to the other side of the court as he suits up for the Visayas All-Stars against the Philippine Team in his birthplace of Iloilo.
“Very exciting, my family will come out over there, my dad will be joining me,” Ravena said of getting the chance to play in front of his hometown crowd.
“I’ll be playing a fellow Atenean and fellow Ilonggo in Emman Monfort, looking forward to it kasi hindi pa ako nakakapaglaro in front of my people sa PBA, so hopefully I get to give them a good show and help my team win the All-Star Game.” Ravena added.