Ravena still hopeful for a callback in NBA D-League

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Sep 28, 2016 08:34 PM
Ravena still hopeful for a callback in NBA D-League
PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE. Kiefer Ravena is still waiting on calls from the NBA D-League.

After three months of training abroad, Kiefer Ravena is back home in the Philippines, back home in the UAAP, and back home with Ateneo de Manila University.

The former two-time MVP watched live for the first time since his graduation on Wednesday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

And although his future outlook remains unclear, the always amiable Ravena seemed upbeat and sounded upbeat. Asked for an update on his tryouts in the NBA D-League, he answered, “Okay naman siya. Nandun kasi talaga ako to try it out.”

He then continued, “Ngayon, I’m just waiting on an opportunity to get called back so dasal-dasal lang. Hoping for the best pa rin.”

The former King Eagle said that he came home this week and is now just making the most of his time with his family. “Ngayon, nandito muna ako to enjoy with my family after being gone for three months,” he expressed.

Ravena said he may be headed back to the US on the weekend – but that depends on a call, or calls, from teams in the NBA D-League. “Siguro may tawag naman ako na sasabihin nila na wala. So meron pa rin, positive or negative, and that’s the cue to do whatever move I have to do when it comes to my career,” he said.

He then continued, “So ngayon, nag-aantay lang ako, sana positive. Kung negative man, ganun talaga.”

Explaining his reasoning for testing his luck in a place no other fully-blooded Filipino has ever gotten through, the 22-year-old said, “This is a childhood dream of mine. Ever since I started playing basketball, I wanted to do this na so I thank everybody who has supported me since day one.”

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