The Philippines’ basketball pride Thirdy Ravena has been chosen to play in the Japan Professional Basketball League’s (JLPB) All-Star Game scheduled for January 2021.
The first Filipino and Asian import in Japan’s B. League was selected via league recommendation, according to an announcement posted on December 14, 2020, by Ravena’s Japan team, the San-En NeoPhoenix.
“#ThirdyRavena was selected by league recommendation! Thank you for all the support…”
“#NoRegret #B League #B League All Star,” tweeted San-En NeoPhoenix.
🏀B.LEAGUE ALL-STAR GAME 2021 IN MITO🏀
リーグ推薦により #三遠ネオフェニックス #サーディ・ラベナ 選手が見事選出💪たくさんの後押しありがとうございました🙏#ThirdyRavena was selected by league recommendation!Thank you for all the support#NoRegret #Bリーグ #Bリーグオールスター https://t.co/LV9oKjPPmH pic.twitter.com/vsSMWtFEkN
— 三遠ネオフェニックス🐤🔥San-En NEOPHOENIX (@NEO_PHOENIX) December 14, 2020
Ateneo’s former star-player, who won three Finals MVP awards in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP), will go up against the best of the best players in Japan’s All-Star Game to take place from January 15-16, 2021 in Mito, Japan.
The 6-foot-2 athlete will play for the B.White Team, coached by Kawasaki Brave Thunders head coach Kenji Sato.
The Filipino import will be joined by other league recommended and fan-voted players.
Ravena’s team will compete against the B. Black squad coached by Alvark Tokyo’s Luka Pavićević.
The Filipino basketball pride is also set to participate in the Dunk Contest on January 15, 2021.
Another Filipino basketball star, Kai Sotto, is now in the NBA G-League in the U.S.A.
SEND CONGRATULATIONS and GOOD LUCK to Thirdy Ravena for being selected to play in the Japan Professional Basketball League’s (JLPB) All-Star Game in 2021.
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