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Ateneo understood decision to play in Japan, says Dwight Ramos

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 08:19 PM September 18, 2021
Dwight Ramos

Dwight Ramos for Gilas Pilipinas. FIBA PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Ateneo lost its biggest recruit when Dwight Ramos opted to turn professional and play in the Japan B.League.

Though it wasn’t really an easy decision to accept, Ateneo had no qualms letting a talent like Ramos go.

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“Of course, Ateneo wanted me to stay because I came here to play for Ateneo. That was my priority and coming to the Philippines,” Ramos said on Noli Eala’s Power and Play.

“But they really understand the situation here and how I was feeling, and how I’m not getting any younger. I’ll be probably the oldest one in college by then.”

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The 23-year-old guard said the uncertainty due to the continuous rise of COVID-19 cases in the country left him with no choice but to seize other opportunities where stability isn’t an issue.

“It’s really hard here with the situation, you’ll never know when you can practice when you can play games,” said Ramos, who signed with Japanese club Toyama Grouses.

Ramos joined the likes of Kiefer Ravena, Kobe Paras and Ray Parks in the B.League this year.

Kiefer’s younger brother Thirdy was the first Filipino to take his talents in the Japanese pro league after he signed with the San-en NeoPhoenix last year.

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