|Kiefer Ravena helped turn the tides for Gilas. Dennis Acosta|
By Ivan Saldajeno
PASAY--Thinking that he is among the best fit for the team for its Sunday night game, Coach Chot Reyes activated Jayson Castro for Gilas' match against Japan.
But Castro somehow showed some rust early on as he is recuperating from an ankle injury that sidelined him on Thursday at Australia.
Because of which, Japan quickly turned up the heat at the get-go and opened a 20-4 lead over Gilas, prompting Reyes to bring in Kiefer Ravena.
Ravena did not disappoint, sparking what would be the game-turning 37-6 run that put Gilas up for good.
Considering that he also put up a fine performance on Thursday night in Melbourne, Ravena may have just cemented his status as Gilas' next prime point guard, something that Castro himself believes.
"Makikita mo kay Kiefer na willing siya matuto," Castro said after the Gilas-Japan game at the Mall of Asia Arena.
He even thinks a Kiefer Ravena-Terrence Romeo guard combo could wreck havoc in the Asian basketball scene in the near future.
"Yung tandem na iyon, for sure, magiging maganda," Castro further quipped.
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