Kiefer Ravena, Filipino stars banner B.League Asia Rising Star Game
MANILA, Philippines—Filipino imports will headline the B.League Asia Rising Star Game on January 14 at Okinawa Arena.
Kiefer Ravena of the Shiga, Thirdy Ravena of NeoPhoenix, Ray Parks of Nagoya, Dwight Ramos of Toyama and Kobe Paras of Niigata are all part of the Asia All-Star team.
Also on the squad are Javi Gomez de Liaño of Ibaraki and Division II’s Kenmark Cariño (Aomori) and Juan Gomez de Liaño (Tokyo Z).
“I’m very excited to play against the Rising Stars of the B.League and of course, with my Filipino brothers here and from other countries being represented in the B.League,” said Kiefer.
Rounding out the Asia All-Stars roster are China’s Wang Weijia of the Akita Northern Happinets, South Korea’s Yang Jae-Min, Indonesia’s Brandon Jawato, and two more players from Division II in China’s Liu Jin of China and Chinese Taipei’s Lin Chih-Wei.
Kiefer and Co. will play against the Rising Stars side, which features Japanese players including Matt Aquino of Shinshu. Aquino is playing in the B.League as a local due to his Japanese roots.
The Ravena brothers will also participate in the Skills Challenger while Javi and Paras will compete in the 3-Point Contest and Slam Dunk Contest, respectively.
The B.League All-Star Game will be held the following day on January 15.
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