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PBA: Kiefer Ravena playing in Japan B.League ‘not allowed’

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 12:38 PM June 02, 2021
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MANILA, Philippines — Kiefer Ravena’s stint in the Japan B.League is in limbo as he remains under contract with the NLEX Road Warriors in the PBA.

Ravena signed a three-year Uniform Player’s Contract (UPC) with NLEX last September, which prohibits him from playing in other leagues.

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“It’s under PBA rules. He has UPC so for me, he’s not allowed to play [in Japan],” PBA commissioner Willie Marcial told INQUIRER.net in Filipino Wednesday.

B.League club Shiga Lakestars announced Ravena has signed with the team for the 2021-22 season, which tips off either in September or October this year.

In Japan, the 27-year-old guard will join his younger brother Thirdy, who inked a multi-year deal to remain with the San-en NeoPhoenix last month.

Ravena averaged 19.4 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.6 assists for the Road Warriors in last year’s Philippine Cup.

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