Ravena, Yeo reinforce Mighty Sports’ Merlion Cup bid
TWO-TIME UAAP MVP Kiefer Ravena and PBA veteran Joseph Yeo will bolster the firepower of Mighty Sports Apparel-Philippine team in the Merlion Cup basketball tournament kicking off Sept. 21 in Singapore.
The 6-foot-1 Ravena, who is currently in the United States trying out for the Texas Legends in the NBA D-League, and the 6-foot Yeo, who plays for GlobalPort Batang Pier, are both explosive scorers who can help Mighty Sports in its bid to bag another international title following its domination of the Williams Jones Cup in Taiwan last July.
Like Ravena, Yeo was an amateur standout from his high school days at Xavier School to his stint with the La Salle Green Archers from 2001 to 2004.
A 10-year pro, Yeo will be teaming up with TY Tang, another former Xavier Stallion and Archer, in Singapore.
Yeo and Tang are part of the “Xavier connection” in the Mighty Sports team to the Merlion Cup.
Coaching the team will be Xavier alumnus Charles Tiu. Brothers Gabriel and Raphael Banal, members of the Xavier teams that dominated the Tiong Lian tournaments from 2001 to 2011, are also part of the Mighty squad.
Ravena led the Ateneo Blue Eagles to two titles, picking up two MVP awards during his five-year stint in the UAAP.
He is expected back from the US in time for the Merlion Cup. Roy Luarca
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