Kiefer still waiting on a thrilling Thirdy slam dunk
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Sep 28, 2016 07:45 PM
HIGHLIGHT-HUNTING. Kuya Kiefer said he was hoping for little brother Thirdy to dunk while he was sitting as a spectator.
Kiefer Ravena watched the UAAP live for the first time since his graduation from Ateneo de Manila University on Wednesday at the Mall of Asia Arena.
And the former two-time MVP could not have chosen a better time to do so as he was a firsthand witness to his little brother’s best game of his collegiate career.
Thirdy Ravena made his kuya proud with a collegiate career-high 22 points to go along with 10 rebounds.
Known as an imposing swingman who bullies his way inside, he also showed off some range with one three and a couple of long twos. “Nagulat din ako sa mga shots ko kasi yung iba, parang binato ko lang e,” he expressed.
It was also Thirdy’s chasedown block on the University of the Philippines’ Javi Gomez de Liano that sparked the 15-4 charged that proved to be the pivotal push of the game.
He continued, sharing what he wanted to see from his little brother, “I wanted to see him slam one for the road so I’m just waiting for that. Hopefully, someday it comes out.”
For his part, Thirdy admitted that, of course, he was extra motivated by his kuya’s presence. “I’m happy that he’s back. Ang laking bagay na nandito siya,” he expressed.
He continued, “Nakaka-excite maglaro.”
Even if Kiefer wasn’t there, however, he was still keeping up to date with the Blue Eagles. As Thirdy narrated, “He’s been watching naman. Kaya siya napupuyat kasi pinapanood niya yung games.”
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