Now it's Kiefer Ravena's turn to stay for post-Gilas practice shootaround

Kiefer Ravena stayed longer on the court even after Gilas was done with its second practice session.
By Ivan Saldajeno

PASIG—Last week, Juan Gomez De Liano stayed on the hardwood of the Meralco Gym for some late night shootaround after Gilas' first joint seniors-cadets practice.


This time around, it was Kiefer Ravena's turn to stay up late after the national team training on Monday night for some more personal practice.

Asked by Dugout Philippines on why he decided to do more shootarounds, the six-foot combo guard said, "The practice is just short, and sometimes, you have to make the most out of the time you have here sa basketball court. I wanted to give myself extra shooting time kasi solo mo yung court, so makakafocus ka doon sa mga bagay na kailangan mong I-improve on."

Ravena, however, insisted that he had his personal practice out of his own will and was not influenced by Gomez De Liano's deed last week.

"Kami namang mga player eh may kusa na mag-trabaho," Ravena added.

On the flip side, he admitted that he was somehow inspired to practice by himself by NLEX's loss on Sunday night against Magnolia despite his 31-point output.


"It's just in my nature, especially coming off a loss last night, something that it’s hard to really move on and forget easily," Ravena bared.

However, he said that the defeats make him strive further in improving his game.

"That's why I try to spend more time dito sa court, because that's the only time I forget anything and just have fun playing basketball," Ravena further said.

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