Ravena nerbiyoso sa mga Hapones
Hindi na makapaghintay pa si Ferdinand ‘Thirdy’ Ravena III na makapaglaro bilang Asian import sa San en Neophoenix ng 5th Japanese Professional Basketball League (B.League) 2020-21 sa darating na Disyembre.
Ibinahagi ng three-time UAAP champion at Finals MVP ang damdamin sa press conference kahapon kasama sina Kenjiro Hongo at Phoenix Co. president-general manager Seiichiro Kage.
“Definitely, I was nervous. I had an anxiety when I was thinking about it especially when I was making my decision. But overall I’ve realized that the only reason why that I’m here is because I love challenges and I love competition and I love always being outside of my comfort zone so definitely that’s something that I wanna do,” kuwento ni Ravena.
Dagdag pa ng 23-anyos at may taas na 6-2 swingman, “And in terms of the Neophoenix organization, I definitely want to help them out and to make sure we have a better record next season because we have great people in the organization.”
Bumuhos rin ang suporta ng mga Pinoy para sa bagong tatahakin ng Gilas Pilipinas member.
“They’re surprised but overall there was a lot of love and support. Definitely, it’s inspiring me to keep working hard because I’m not just playing for myself but I’m also playing for the Filipinos who are there, my family, my friends, my university, so I bring a lot of people with me when I play and I play for them, and the organization also the Neopheonix,” ayon pa sa cager. (Janie Abby Toralba)