AFTER going through tryouts with the Texas Legends, Kiefer Ravena plays the waiting game in his pursuit to play in the NBA D-League this year.
Ravena, coming off a three-month US training in his pursuit of a possible career outside the Philippines, said he is now waiting for a call on whether or not he will be able to play in the NBA D-League season which begins on November 11.
“I’m just waiting for the opportunity. Sana positive. Dasal dasal lang,” said Ravena told reporters on Wednesday after watching the UAAP game between his former team Ateneo and University of the Philippines.
Ravena said the call will definitely determine what’s next for him even as he attempts to follow the path of Bobby Ray Parks as another homegrown Filipino player to see action in the NBA's developmental league.
The two-time MVP said the call will dictate the next direction of his career, especially since he is also being eyed to lead the core of the Gilas 5.0 side being formed by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP).
“Siguro may tawag naman ako makukuha. Kahit sabihin nila na wala, meron pa ring tawag," he joked. "Positive or negative, then that’s the cue to do whatever move I have to do when it comes to my career.
"Sa ngayon, naghihintay lang ako."
The Gilas cadet member has no idea when the call will come.
“Seriously, I don’t have an idea kasi nasa kanila pa rin ‘yun. I think the D-League starts November 11. ‘Yun lang ang sure ako. Hopefully, before that, I get something.”
“Sana positive. Kung negative man, ganun talaga,” said Ravena.
For now, Ravena is here to relax and enjoy the company of his family and friends before returning once again to the US at the soonest possible time to pursue his dream.
“This is a childhood dream of mine ever since I played basketball. I thank everybody who supported me since Day One,” said the former King Eagle.