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Thirdy Ravena skips PBA Draft 2019

Nov 29, 2019 - 7:26 PM

Thirdy Ravena ventures on the same path taken by older brother Kiefer, who decided not to join the draft immediately after his collegiate career

NOT NOW. Thirdy Ravena skips the PBA draft despite talks of him going No. 1. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Baldwin glad to be proven wrong by Ateneo seniors core

Nov 20, 2019 - 10:34 PM

Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin admits he once didn't think too highly of his veteran core: 'I’ll be honest. I didn’t see it'

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ravena thanks Baldwin for pushing him out of family’s shadow

Nov 20, 2019 - 9:55 PM

Once known as just Kiefer’s brother or Bong’s son, Thirdy Ravena shares a Tab Baldwin pep talk helped him transform into a sought-after basketball prospect

MENTOR. Thirdy Ravena credits Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin for helping him focus on what matters. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

'Finals Thirdy' makes most of last games after 32-point eruption

Nov 16, 2019 - 8:17 PM

As always, two-time Finals MVP Thirdy Ravena puts on a show in the UAAP championship series

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ravena emphasizes need for strong start vs cardiac-gaming UP

Oct 30, 2019 - 8:27 AM

‘Business is not done,’ says Thirdy Ravena as Ateneo targets a 14-0 sweep of the UAAP elimination round

GAME FACE. Ateneo star Thirdy Ravena says there should be no room for complacency. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ravena heaps praise on UST rookie Abando after gritty clash

Sep 11, 2019 - 6:44 PM

Rhenz Abando receives a surprise gift from Ateneo star Thirdy Ravena, but the UST rookie gets something more important – a champion's respect

RESPECT. Ateneo’s Thirdy Ravena says ‘there’s something different’ in new UST recruit Rhenz Abando. Photo by JR Isaga/Rappler

Ravena brushes off Malonzo poster in rivalry showdown

Sep 08, 2019 - 8:03 PM

'It’s a play. Two points. We won the game,' says Ateneo star Thirdy Ravena, who's on the receiving end of La Salle Fil-Am Jamie Malonzo's two-handed jam

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Second to none: Thirdy Ravena cops top Collegiate Player award

May 26, 2019 - 4:17 PM

After a finals series to remember, Ateneo star Thirdy Ravena snags this season’s Collegiate Player of the Year honor

BEST OF THE BEST. Thirdy Ravena proves yet again this season why he’s the King Eagle. Photo release

Ravena, Bolick headline All-Collegiate Team

May 25, 2019 - 3:08 PM

This season’s top 5 collegiate basketball players come from 4 different schools

SEASON’S BEST. Varsity stars (from left) Perpetual’s Prince Eze, UP’s Bright Akhuetie, Ateneo’s Thirdy Ravena, San Beda’s Robert Bolick, and UP’s Paul Desiderio deliver highlight reel-worthy performances this season.

Ravena kuyas elated as bunso Dani joins championship lineage

May 19, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Dani Ravena plays a key role as the Ateneo Lady Eagles are crowned UAAP Season 81 women's volleyball queens

RUNS IN THE FAMILY. Dani Ravena replicates what her brothers accomplished as she helps bring a UAAP title to Ateneo. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


WATCH: What Gilas advice did Thirdy get from Kiefer?

Feb 16, 2019 - 6:44 PM

The younger Ravena looks to crack a spot in the national team's final 12-man lineup for the last window of the World Cup qualifiers

SOUND ADVICE. Kiefer Ravela tells younger brother Thirdy to 'stick to your role' in the national team. File photos from Czeasar Dancel (Thirdy) and Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters (Kiefer)


Thirdy, Kobe amazed at Sisters of Mary Cebu sports culture

Jan 14, 2019 - 10:11 PM

Thirdy Ravena says seeing nuns play basketball was the highlight of his two-day trip to Cebu

HAVING FUN. The nuns of Sisters of Mary Cebu take some shots from the free throw line. Photo from release

After getting called out, Thirdy Ravena aces group work

Dec 19, 2018 - 6:31 PM

Thirdy Ravena may be a campus hero for powering Ateneo to the UAAP crown, but it isn't exactly the same with his group mates in school

STUDENT-ATHLETE. Thirdy Ravena commits himself to being a student-athlete in Ateneo. Rappler Screenshot

Ravenas: PH's 'lucky charm' in Miss Universe

Dec 18, 2018 - 7:01 PM

'Lucky charm lang. There’s nothing wrong with being a lucky charm,' says Thirdy Ravena

'DESERVING'. Thirdy Ravena votes for Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray during her Binibini Pilipinas contest. Photo from Instagram (@3rd_e)

Rappler Talk Sports: Thirdy Ravena on Ateneo's UAAP back-to-back title run

Dec 18, 2018 - 11:10 AM

Thirdy Ravena drops by the Rappler office to talk about the Ateneo Blue Eagles' UAAP Season 81 championship

Why Thirdy Ravena had 'Javi V' written on his arm

Dec 08, 2018 - 3:49 PM

'Javi reminded me to just enjoy the game. I’m pretty sure I had the best game of my life,' Thirdy Ravena says of his late friend

FOR JAVI. Thirdy Ravena reveals that he is inspired by his dream of Javi Villareal. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Kiefer: Thirdy now the better Ravena

Dec 06, 2018 - 2:50 PM

For now, at least, Kiefer admits his younger brother Thirdy owns the 'better Ravena' title after a sensational UAAP Finals showing

KING EAGLES. Thirdy (left) and Kiefer Ravena each own two UAAP championships and two MVP awards. Photo from Instagram (@3rd_e)

Ateneo not affected by raucous U.P. crowd

Dec 04, 2018 - 12:37 PM

The Blue Eagles expect diehard UP fans to come in droves as the Fighting Maroons try to spoil their bid for a second straight UAAP championship

UNWAVERING. Matt Nieto keeps his composure to lead the Ateneo Blue Eagles past the Fighting Maroons with their 6th man. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

Thirdy Ravena learns to keep his cool this time

Nov 26, 2018 - 2:30 PM

'We just have to make sure we play like we're defending champions,' says the Ateneo Blue Eagles stalwart

COOL-HEADED LEADER. Thirdy Ravena sets an example to keep his cool during tough situations in the game. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

'Next man up' mentality props up Ateneo

Nov 11, 2018 - 9:42 PM

'That’s why I really love my team because everyone is ready to step up,' says Ateneo star Thirdy Ravena

GOING BIG. Thirdy Ravena's athleticism allows him to step up for the big men in foul trouble. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

Disqualified from MVP race, Ravena sets sights on crown

Oct 27, 2018 - 11:23 AM

'Instead of dwelling on what’s negative, I turn that energy into how I can help my team get better,' says Ateneo star Thirdy Ravena

TEAM FIRST. Thirdy Ravena hopes to lead the Ateneo Bue Eagles back to the the finals. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Kobe Paras calls out UAAP for Thirdy Ravena disqualification

Oct 19, 2018 - 3:29 PM

Ravena, a Mythical Five member in the past two seasons, won't be taking home an individual award after he was suspended by the league

IN DEFENSE. Kobe Paras (right) comes into Thirdy Ravena's defense following his one-game suspension in the UAAP. File photos by Czeasar Dancel (Ravena) and Jerrick Reymarc (Paras)

Thirdy Ravena, Arvin Tolentino suspended in Ateneo-FEU clash

Oct 17, 2018 - 10:58 AM

The UAAP slaps both team stars with game suspensions for unsportsmanlike acts

SUSPENDED. Thirdy Ravena will miss the Ateneo-FEU second round matchup. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler.

Minus Nieto twins, Ateneo still too much for UP

Oct 14, 2018 - 11:59 PM

Thirdy Ravena's season-best performance couldn't be any more timely as backup guard Tyler Tio also came through

STEPPING UP. Ateneo's Tyler Tio (right) proves his worth against UP. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler.

Thirdy motivated by chance to tie Kiefer’s record in Ateneo

Sep 05, 2018 - 9:14 PM

Ateneo star Thirdy Ravena has a shot at tying his brother's UAAP title record, but says the Blue Eagles have a whole lot work to do

MUCH IMPROVED. Even after a Finals MVP run, Thirdy Ravena thinks he's in better form this season. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Ateneo Blue Eagles remain grounded amid the hype

Sep 02, 2018 - 3:51 PM

Thirdy Ravena and the Ateneo Blue Eagles know that it’s harder to defend a title than to win one

BIG CHALLENGE. Thirdy Ravena expects all the other teams to play their best against defending champion Ateneo. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Rappler Talk Sports: Ateneo Blue Eagles on 2018 Jones Cup campaign

Jul 27, 2018 - 11:01 AM

Thirdy Ravena, Matt Nieto and Isaac Go drop by the Rappler office to talk about their surprise run in the international club tournament

Cool heads Matt Nieto, Thirdy Ravena get thumbs-up, cash bonus

Jul 24, 2018 - 6:13 PM

For exceeding expectations and being class acts during the Jones Cup, Ravena and Nieto share P100,000 bonus

EXEMPLAR.

WATCH: Thirdy Ravena sinks buzzer-beater to nip Greece U21 squad

Jun 25, 2018 - 6:54 PM

The UAAP Finals MVP breaks the Greek team's heart with a clutch 3-pointer for the Ateneo Blue Eagles

CLUTCH. Thirdy Ravena has made Ateneo's Greece visit an avenue to showcase his wares. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Back on top: Beda's Bolick still looks up to 3 Ateneo players

Jun 22, 2018 - 6:26 PM

The scribes' choice for Collegiate Basketball Player of the Year admits emulating fellow varsity standouts

FIRST. Robert Bolick becomes the first NCAA standout to win the 2018 Collegiate Basketball Awards' Collegiate Player of the Year plum. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


LOOK: Kiefer Ravena works for an 8-pack, plays golf with Alyssa Valdez

Jun 22, 2018 - 1:57 PM

Check out what Kiefer Ravena is up to while serving his 18-month ban from basketball

GYM BUFF. Kiefer Ravena works out with his personal trainer everyday to stay in shape. Screen grab from Instagram (@kieferravena15)

Ravena, Bolick to be honored in collegiate basketball awards

Jun 20, 2018 - 4:28 PM

Ateneo's Thirdy Ravena and San Beda's Robert Bolick lead the Mythical Team selection in the UAAP-NCAA Press Corps gala

KEY COGS. Ateneo star Thirdy Ravena and San Beda standout Robert Bolick play key roles in their teams’ championship runs.

It’s a family thing: The competitiveness of the Ravena household

May 11, 2018 - 1:46 PM

Coming from a famous athletic family, Kiefer Ravena shares their off-court contests – from fighting over the TV remote to battling in mobile games

ROCKIN’ RAVENAS. Kiefer Ravena says his family has so much fire and energy. Photo by PBA Images

Kobe Paras, Thirdy Ravena banner '23 for 23' Gilas pool roster

Jan 05, 2018 - 1:21 PM

The list is 'by no means final' but if Gilas sticks with all players, no one on the national team roster would be older than 30 in 2023

YOUNG GUNS. The next version of the national team could be led by rising youngsters Thirdy Ravena, Robert Bolick and Kobe Paras. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Filipino athletes who made waves on social media in 2017

Dec 24, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Here are some of the most talked about local athletes and sports teams on Rappler's social media accounts for this year

RAPPLER EXCLUSIVE: WATCH Ateneo Blue Eagles dance 'Baby Shark'

Dec 13, 2017 - 6:56 PM

Vince Tolentino, Thirdy Ravena and Isaac Go do the #BabySharkChallenge

BABY SHARK. The Ateneo Blue Eagles ride with the #BabySharkChallenge viral video.

Rappler Talk Sports: UAAP S80 men's basketball champions Ateneo Blue Eagles

Dec 13, 2017 - 3:43 PM

The Ateneo Blue Eagles drop by the Rappler office to talk about their championship win

Ricci Rivero, Alyssa Valdez top 2017 PH most tweeted athletes list

Dec 06, 2017 - 4:51 PM

Athletes from Ateneo and La Salle dominate the list for this year, while #NBAFinals is most tweeted sports-related hashtag in the Philippines

Ateneo Blue Eagles to 'rediscover' themselves before facing FEU in second semis meeting

Nov 21, 2017 - 9:40 PM

Will the Ateneo Blue Eagles be able stay hungry and prove to everyone they deserve the '13-1'?

PROVING THE '13-1'. The Ateneo Blue Eagles aim to bounce back from their loss to the Tamaraws. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

By the numbers: The UAAP Season 80 All-Filipino Team

Oct 27, 2017 - 1:38 PM

Which local talents are making the biggest impact in Season 80?

THROWING IT DOWN. Thirdy Ravena is averaging 14 points and 8.5 rebounds in Season 80. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

By the numbers: Ateneo’s methodical destruction of Adamson

Oct 15, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Ateneo remains unbeaten and seemingly unstoppable as the Blue Eagles march through Season 80

DOMINANCE. It isn't just that Ateneo is 8-0; it's how comprehensive their victory over the streaking Soaring Falcons was that made it more impressive. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP Weekly wRap: Led by Ravena, Ateneo stands tall once again

Sep 18, 2017 - 12:50 PM

Thirdy Ravena is still the vocal and statistical leader of the Ateneo Blue Eagles

CLEAN SWEEP. The Ateneo Blue Eagles swept through their two games this week. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

No 'I' in team: the evolution of Ateneo’s play style in the Baldwin era

Sep 14, 2017 - 9:00 AM

First it was Jolo Mendoza who stepped up in Ateneo s first game then it was rookie Tyler Tio Ateneo is shuffling their scoring options to blowout effect so far

DISHING OUT. Last season, no single Ateneo player averaged in double digit scoring, underlining the unpredictability of where their scoring came from each game. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo Blue Eagles Season 80 team preview – Live in the moment, not the shadow

Sep 08, 2017 - 9:00 AM

With a deep talent pool and a coach with national team experience the Ateneo Blue Eagles figure to be strong challengers for the UAAP Season 80 title

WINGED. Despite losing Kiefer Ravena and Von Pessumal, Thirdy Ravena and the Ateneo Blue Eagles were able to make it to the UAAP Finals in Season 79. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Mbala to be named UAAP MVP; Melecio Rookie of the Year

Dec 05, 2016 - 4:14 PM

DLSU s Ben Mbala clinches the honor with 92 4286 statistical points and averages of 20 6 points 16 rebounds and 2 4 blocks in the elimination round

MVP. Ben Mbala is the UAAP Season 79 Most Valuable Player. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Thirdy Ravena stays positive as Ateneo heads into do-or-die vs FEU

Nov 27, 2016 - 3:32 PM

It s not yet done We have another game on Wednesday says Thirdy Ravena

STAYING POSITIVE. Thirdy Ravena stays positive as the Ateneo Blue Eagles face the dangerous FEU Tamaraws in a do-or-die game for the last UAAP Finals berth. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Thirdy Ravena becomes Ateneo’s closer as Blue Eagles continue to fly

Nov 18, 2016 - 9:44 AM

Ateneo isn t supposed to be in the position it is but they ve secured twice to beat advantage thanks in large part to Thirdy Ravena

Ateneo trumps FEU to tie for second place

Nov 09, 2016 - 4:10 PM

UPDATED Thirdy Ravena delivers on 3 clutch baskets late to hold off the Tamaraws

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo still happy with first-round showing despite loss to La Salle

Oct 03, 2016 - 6:30 PM

The Blue Eagles remain in the hunt for a Final Four position in UAAP Season 79

Photo by Josh Abelda/Rappler

While Thirdy shines, Kiefer gets used to spectating

Sep 28, 2016 - 5:33 PM

Thirdy Ravena drops a career high in an Ateneo win as Kiefer watches from the stands