Kiefer Ravena back at Gilas practice after long layoff

first_imgSolon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN The 25-year-old Ravena has been cleared to practice since his ineligibility period ends on August 24, 2019.READ: Kiefer Ravena out to show ‘tougher, wiser’ version in returnFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsRavena, one of the best young players in the country today, rejoined Gilas Pilipinas in practice in time for the 2019 Fiba World Cup in China, which tips off on August 31.“I felt like a kid and you gave back my toy after taking it away from me for a long time. That’s exactly how I felt,” Ravena said in Filipino as he tried to put his basketball return into words after practice. “I woke up 12 hours before practice. Obviously, I am ecstatic just to be around coach Yeng (Guiao), the coaching staff and to expand my knowledge about the system and most importantly, to be around my teammates.”The former Ateneo star is also set to be back training with the NLEX Road Warriors on Tuesday.READ: Kiefer ‘most logical choice’ as Castro replacementRavena is expected to play a vital role for Gilas after being tapped by head coach Yeng Guiao as the replacement for Jayson Castro, who begged off from the 2019 Fiba World Cup duties Friday night.READ: Castro to skip 2019 FIBA World CupADVERTISEMENT Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing View comments 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img LATEST STORIES Kiefer Ravena warms up in his basketball return. Ravena, who was out for over a year, rejoined Gilas Pilipinas practice on Monday, June 24, 2019, at Meralco Gym in Pasig. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Kiefer Ravena is back after being out for over a year. Ravena on Monday made his first basketball appearance since May 2018 after being suspended by FIBA for unknowingly taking a pregame supplement that contained banned substances under the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) list.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Barty beats Goerges in Birmingham final to take No. 1 spotlast_img

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