“He feels he’s not ready to compete internationally. It is his belief that there are other players who can take his slot and who can perform his role,” – Yeng Guiao #GilasPilipinas
“We invited Ray Parks but he declined. My understanding is he declined to be part of the pool. I asked Yvette Reyes to get in touch with him, so my understanding is may iba siyang priorities,” – Yeng Guiao #FIBAWC #GilasPilipinas
“I need to be wiser now because my career is at stake. It’s really more of an emotional and psychological battle,” – Kevin Alas. #PBA
“We’re just going to finalize his status. He has personal priorities so we will finalize that within the week if he’s going to be staying with the team or taking a break,” – Yeng Guiao
“We also commend Kai for his commitment to play for Batang Gilas in the World Cup in Greece, and in future international competitions of the men’s national team, Gilas Pilipinas, including the FIBA World Cup here in 2023,” – SBP President Al Panlilio.
“I want to devote the next two to three years to single-mindedly focus on my goal of joining the NBA by 2021 or 2022,” – Kai Sotto #FIBA #NBA #GilasPilipinas
San Miguel Beer ran away with another win, this time at the expense of the NLEX Road Warriors. However, the showdown had anxious moments with several incidents that added a bit of color.
The NLEX Road Warriors have so far remained perfect, winning their first two assignments. They won over Kia Picanto handily (119-115) and then turned back GlobalPort Batang Pier. It is clear that the player that is standing out is rookie Kiefer Ravena.
Kiefer Ravena, the second overall pick of the 2017 PBA Draft, will be the cager to watch when the PBA Philippine Cup opens its doors on Dec. 17. He will play for the NLEX Road Warriors, and most expect him to flourish with veteran coach Yeng Guiao guiding him.
There were hardly any surprises at the 2017 PBA Draft. Fil-German Christian Standhardinger was unsurprisingly selected by the San Miguel Beermen while Kiefer Ravena joined the NLEX Road Warriors.