NBA D-League team signs Kiefer Ravena as developmental player
MANILA, Philippines – The Texas Legends, who are the NBA D-League team of the Dallas Mavericks, announced in a press release on Thursday, November 10 (Friday morning, Manila time), that they have signed former UAAP MVP Kiefer Ravena as a “developmental player.”
“The legends will also have two developmental players: Kiefer Ravena and David Allen,” the press release stated.
The D-League season for the Legends starts on Saturday, November 12 (Sunday, Manila time), when they take on the Maine Red Claws.
Ravena, who has also played in international competitions for the Philippine national team, tweeted about the development on Friday.
Wherever and whatever it takes. See you Dallas! pic.twitter.com/rOEzsjZA3r— Kiefer Ravena (@kieferravena) November 10, 2016
Ravena had previously tried out for the Legends but opted not to join this year’s D-League draft. The Legends are the same team that had another former UAAP MVP in Bobby Ray Parks in their roster last season.
Parks was selected by the Westchester Knicks in the 2016 D-League draft, but was cut.
According to Ravena’s agent, Patty Scott, there is hope Ravena can join the Mavericks’ summer league roster next year.
“Hopeful for summer league with Mavericks in 2017 if all goes well and then back next season with the Legends as a starter and continue the journey to next level,” he told Spin.ph.
Ravena is currently in the United States to chase his dream of making it to the NBA. – Rappler.com