Thirdy Ravena sends letter to PBA after signing new Japan contract

Thirdy Ravena inking a new Japan deal means he will not be able to join the PBA in the coming years, putting him in danger of violating the 'draft dodger' rule

5/13/2021 9:10:00 PM

ICYMI: Thirdy Ravena inking a new Japan deal means he will not be able to join the PBA in the coming years, putting him in danger of violating the 'draft dodger' rule.

Thirdy Ravena inking a new Japan deal means he will not be able to join the PBA in the coming years, putting him in danger of violating the 'draft dodger' rule

with the San-En NeoPhoenix.Ravena inking the multi-year deal in the Japan B. League means he will not be able to join the PBA Draft in the foreseeable future, putting him in danger of violating the"draft dodger" rule.According to the PBA rule, players who skip the draft for two years after their final playing year in college may face a ban.

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Ravena ended his collegiate career for the Ateneo Blue Eagles in 2019."The letter he sent stated that he has renewed or re-signed a contract in the Japan Basketball League. He said he will play for a few years there," PBA commissioner Willie Marcial said in Filipino.

"He said he was not able to play much because of COVID and injuries. He said he has a lot to develop."Ravena played only 18 of their possible 59 games in the previous B. League season after aseries of personal misfortunes.He tested positive for the coronavirus in the middle of the season and sustained wrist and knee injuries. headtopics.com

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What a dumb and anti-competitive rule...but then not a surprise since the teams and leagues are run by companies/oligarchs scared to really compete...

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Thirdy Ravena says he'll always answer Gilas call‘Definitely, if the national team calls, I will always try to make sure that we answer that call,’ says San-En NeoPhoenix guard Thirdy Ravena

Kiefer Ravena thinks PBA return could boost Filipinos’ mental health'I think basketball could help a lot of people in terms of the mental aspect of the pandemic and how it has affected the lives of everybody,' says NLEX star Kiefer Ravena. AH SHUT UP !!! ADDICT!!! 💯👍