Thirdy Ravena is not yet involved with the National Basketball Association.
"I'm just thinking about developing as a basketball player, and my focus is on international play – not necessarily in the NBA right away," said the three-time UAAP champion and most valuable player in the finals on Wednesday]
Ravena decided last November not to sign up for the PBA draft, a title that his older brother had also taken from college. After a colorful stay at Ateneo, Kiefer Ravena tried his luck at Texas Legends – the D-League partner of Dallas Mavericks – in 2016. He returned home a year later and then became the second overall selection of the PBA design via NLEX.
At the moment, the younger Ravena will strengthen a loaded Mighty Sports Club under the leadership of Fiba World Cup veterans Andray Blatche and Renaldo Balkman and the hopeful NBA teenager Kai Sotto.
The athletic swinger is also part of Gilas Pilipinas' 24-man pool, which will compete for the 2021 Fiba Asia Cup next month.
Ravena said he was also considering stays in Japan and other Asian leagues.
The son of the TNT trainer and former PBA star Bong said that he had also received offers for Australia and New Zealand.
"I just want to make sure I'm on the right track," he said. "This is a critical phase in my career."
"I think the next five years will determine where I will be in life. I just have to make sure that I make the most of the opportunities. At the moment [an NBA] the opportunity has not come up, so I concentrate all the tournaments that I'm going to play at. "
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