Guiao hails Ravena-Alas backcourt as NLEX’s future

first_imgLATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Even when he wasn’t born yet, his father was my player,” said Guiao. “We’re very close to Bong and Mozzy, but it’s not really that closeness that made us decide to pick him. What he has earned for himself through the years, he has proven that he is a winner, and he has proven that he’s an intelligent player who can play in any system.”With Ravena in tow, Guiao likes what he has as he sees Ravena forming a deadly backcourt duo with Kevin Alas.“Kiefer’s style is good for our system. Now, we have a K-and-K tandem, Kevin and Kiefer in our backcourt and they’ll be the future of this team,” he said as he expects his rookie to bring in instant impact with the Road Warriors.“Kiefer is coming to the league that he doesn’t need a lot of the learning experience that the other guards have to go through. He doesn’t need that long of an adjustment period. But I’d like to see him improve his outside shooting and his consistency, maybe being able to defend bigger guards also. He doesn’t need to improve much.”ADVERTISEMENT Kiefer Ravena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTwenty-five years ago, then-Swift coach Yeng Guiao missed his chance on drafting his former player in the amateur ranks Bong Ravena in the 1992 PBA Draft as the deadeye gunner was selected one pick ahead by San Miguel.Fast forward to 2017 and the fiery coach once again had a chance to draft another Ravena, Bong’s son Kiefer.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 View comments Read Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortcenter_img MOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Luckily for Guiao, lightning didn’t strike twice as San Miguel went with Christian Standhardinger as the top pick, allowing NLEX to draft the younger Ravena at second in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft on Sunday.READ: Rookie Ravena hopes to bring leadership at NLEXFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s no surprise because from the beginning, he was really the one we’re eyeing,” Guiao.Guiao and the Ravenas share a tight-knit relationship given their history but he said it wasn’t the reason why he drafted Kiefer. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA UP coach Perasol not focused on standings as race to Final Four heats uplast_img

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