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Matt Nieto raring to be under Kiefer Ravena’s wing once more


After five years, Matt Nieto reunites with one of his mentors–Kiefer Ravena.

Nieto was selected third overall by NLEX in the special Gilas Pilipinas draft, giving him another chance to play and man the backcourt with Ravena once more after a year of playing together in the UAAP Season 78 for the Ateneo Blue Eagles.

And the 6-foot-guard cannot wait to hit the ground running and learn from Ravena once again.

“Actually nakaka-receive na ako ng messages kay Kiefer. Very excited [na ako]. One year lang kami nag-abot sa Ateneo eh,” said Nieto, right after the PBA Draft ceremonies.

“So ngayon, siguro mas marami pa akong matututunan sa kanya kasi parang bitin lang ‘yung pagsasama namin sa Ateneo eh.”

Besides teaming up with Ravena again, Nieto is happy he is part of the long-term plan of Gilas Pilipinas. He also feels excited for the chance to play under decorated head coach Yeng Guiao.