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    He's back: Kiefer Ravena leads new faces in Gilas Pilipinas practice

    Jun 24, 2019
    PHOTO: Jerome Ascano

    KIEFER Ravena is back on the court as he led the new faces in the Gilas Pilipinas pool in the lead-up to the 2019 Fiba World Cup.

    The NLEX guard, who is finally cleared to practice two months away from the end of his Fiba-imposed 18-month suspension, buckled down to work with coach Yeng Guiao's pool early Monday evening at Meralco Gym.

    This was Ravena's first basketball activity since he was slapped with a ban after testing positive for three banned substances from a pre-workout drink he took back in February last year.

    Also making their presence felt for the national team are top overall pick CJ Perez of Columbian, and no. 3 selection Robert Bolick of NorthPort, who got an immediate reunion with his since-traded teammate Stanley Pringle, who is now with Ginebra.

    Pringle is lending a hand to the national team as he remains a naturalized player in the eyes of Fiba.

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