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WATCH: Thirdy jumps over Japeth Aguilar for thundering putback jam


By Miles Morales

He must be the youngest among Gilas Pilipinas players now but he certainly has one of the highest vertical leaps.

Thirdy Ravena proved this right when he soared high over resident Gilas big man Japeth Aguilar for a thundering putback slam during Team Pilipinas practice session.

In a video posted on Twitter by Chuck Araneta, it can be seen how far and how high Ravena had to cover to clean up Marcio Lassiter’s three pointer with authority.

Even NBA veteran and Gilas Pilipinas naturalized big man Andray Blatche jumped in awe of the wonder boy.

Ravena is the youngest of coach Yeng Guiao’s 12-man team which will face Qatar on Feb. 24 for the FIBA World Cup Qualifier.