June 25, 2024

Thirdy Ravena enters B.League free agency, to leave San-en NeoPhoenix after four seasons

Thirdy Ravena enters B.League free agency, to leave San-en NeoPhoenix after four seasons
Thirdy became the pioneer Filipino in the B.League’s Asia Quota Player movement, moving over to Japan in 2020. Photo (c) B.League
The B.League free agency is in full swing.

 

The latest to join the open market is Thirdy Ravena, whose contract with the San-en NeoPhoenix will expire at the end of the 2023-24 season.

 

 

 

“Thank you so much for welcoming this young kid from the Philippines with open arms. It’s been a great honor fighting for the club every single game,” Thirdy said in a social media post to announce the departure Friday.

 

“The last 4 years have been a roller-coaster ride from injuries, wins, losses, battles off the court, and everything in between. I’ve most certainly learned a lot about Basketball and Life in this whole process,” he added.

[Related: NeoPhoenix Rising: The patience and perseverance of San-en's Thirdy Ravena]

 

Thirdy became the pioneer Filipino in the B.League’s Asia Quota Player movement, moving over to Japan in 2020.

 

In four seasons with the NeoPhoenix, Ravena had his career year this season, helping San-en to the Central Conference Championship and taking the no. 2 seed in the Playoffs.

 

Unfortunately, they got bounced in the first round by the Finals-bound Hiroshima Dragonflies.

 

“Although we didn’t end exactly how we wanted to, I’m still happy that we were able to win the Conference title. It also wouldn’t be possible without the support of the Boosters, sponsors, staff, coaches, and teammates,” Ravena said.

 

“The thought of having to leave this place that I’ve called home these past few years gets me very emotional, but such is life. We keep moving forward,” he added.