July 22, 2024

Kiefer Ravena stays put in Japan, teams up with B. League MVP Yuki Kawamura in Yokohama B-Corsairs

Kiefer Ravena stays put in Japan, teams up with B. League MVP Yuki Kawamura in Yokohama B-Corsairs
Kiefer Ravena averaged 19 points in Shiga’s championship run last season | Photo C: B. League

Kiefer Ravena is taking his act from Shiga to Yokohama. 


Ravena is set to join the Yokohama B-Corsairs in the B.League’s first division for the upcoming 2024-25 season, the team announced on Friday, June 14. 


It will be just the second team of Ravena in his pro ball overseas career, spending his first three seasons with the Shiga Lakes. He helped Shiga claim the B2 title last season, earning the squad a promotion back to the Japan B.League first division.

[ALSO READ: “I got one championship" | Kiefer Ravena's B2 title win with Shiga Lakes, in photos]

The former Ateneo Blue Eagle will now be the latest Filipino Asian import of Yokohama, who got a new replacement for former player and Gilas Pilipinas big man Kai Sotto. 

 

[ALSO READ: Who is Yuki Kawamura, the point guard that gets Kai Sotto buckets?]

 

 Ravena will now be forming an interesting backcourt with 2023 B.League MVP Yuki Kawamura, who had a formidable partnership with Sotto in their time together in the squad. 

 

 The ex-NLEX Road Warrior averaged 12.4 points, 5.5 assists, and 2.8 rebounds in his final year with the Lakers, including posting 19 points per game in last year's championship run.

 

Ravena is currently among the players who will represent the Philippines through the Strong Group Athletics in the upcoming Jones Cup.

 

[NEXT: TRACKER: Where to next for these Filipino Asian Quota Players?]

We use cookies to ensure you the best experience on our website. For more information, click FIND OUT MORE.