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Walang kupas! Ravena named PBA Player of the Week

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Despite an 18-month layoff, Kiefer Ravena immediately made his return felt in the PBA.

The NLEX guard hardly showed rust following a long layoff, as he has been putting up impressive numbers for the unbeaten Road Warriors in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup.

In his third PBA game following an 18-month suspension, Ravena put up a season-high 25 points as NLEX defeated Blackwater Elite 115-109 at the Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex in Laguna.

Ravena also had 7 rebounds and 7 assists, as he led the Road Warriors to their third straight win.

In the playing period Sept. 23 to 29, the Road Warriors won two straight games with Ravena averaging 20 points, 7 rebounds, and 7.5 assists to earn the PBA Press Corps-Cignal Player of the Week.

NLEX wingman Kenneth Ighalo also received a vote as he crowds out Ravena for the weekly citation together with another teammate in JR Quinahan.

Two teams in TnT Katropa and San Miguel also went 2-0 during the same playing period with Beermen Alex Cabagnot, Arwind Santos, and June Mar Fajardo, along with Katropa Jayson Castro, Roger Pogoy, and Don Trollano also being considered for the honor.

Other players likewise nominated were Magnolia’s Ian Sangalang and Phoenix’s Matthew Wright.