Kiefer to let brother Thirdy make own decision
MANILA, Philippines – Will there be two Ravenas suiting up for the Ateneo Blue Eagles in the next UAAP season?
If current Ateneo guard Kiefer Ravena has his way, the answer will be yes, as he hopes that younger brother Thirdy will follow in his footsteps and don the blue and white as well.
Thirdy is currently starring for the Ateneo Blue Eaglets in the juniors division, where he led his team to the second seed and clinched the Most Valuable Player award.
“Of course, for me, kung ako lang ang papipiliin, I would want to be on the same team as Thirdy,” Kiefer said last Wednesday, hours after Ateneo’s season ended with a loss to University of Santo Tomas. “I wouldn’t want to make my life harder by guarding him every game.”
“Eventually, if God permits, if all things go our way, eventually we could see him hopefully in Ateneo,” he added.
But the older Ravena, who took the league by storm when he debuted in Season 74, says he will let his younger brother make his own decision.
“I’ll let the kid decide for himself,” Kiefer said. “Ayokong mag-salita para sa kanya, ayokong mag-sabi. Andaming pwedeng mangyari.”
“I’m not saying he’s gonna transfer, I’m not saying he’s staying directly in Ateneo. I mean, he’s in that position na iilan lang ‘yung nabigyan ng ganoong chance, na may power ka to choose,” he added. “Worth it naman ‘yun, kasi pinagtrabahuhan niya ‘yun. He worked hard.”
But if Thirdy does decide to suit up for Ateneo in the seniors, he will be a huge addition to a team that is losing four veterans – Ryan Buenafe, Juami Tiongson, Poy Erram and Frank Golla.
“He can play multiple positions,” Kiefer said of his younger brother. “And he just won the MVP of the juniors, so I’m very proud of him. He got one over me, I didn’t win the MVP in the juniors, so I’m very proud of him.”
“Eventually, he will make the right decision. Nandito naman kami para i-guide lang siya,” Kiefer added.