Kiefer Ravena's Favorite DLSU Volleyball Player Is Mika Reyes : Check Out His Cute Tweet!
DLSU Lady Spikers’ Mika Reyes has become a household name in the House of the Ravena Family. That info came directly from Kiefer’s Mom, Miss Mozzy Ravena. Though she didn’t divulge who among them is the one rooting for Mika. But apparently, it seems that we’ve already found out who it is. It’s none other than the Phenom himself. Take a look at this very cute Tweet coming from Kiefer. He said HELLO to Mika Reyes. Now that’s cute. Can this be a start of something BIG?
Kiefer Ravena Caught Watching UAAP 75 Volleyball With A Cute Girl : Ballers Watch!
Kiefer Ravena of the Ateneo Blue Eagles is such a big sports fan. In fact, he was out there watching and supporting the Ateneo Lady Eagles Live at the Arena in San Juan yesterday when they took on the De La Salle Lady Archers. Kiefer was spotted in the stands with a…. cute girl! Sadly, the identity of the girl is still undisclosed.
MANILA, Philippines - Kiefer Ravena ran for a breakaway layup with 8.2 seconds left to help Ateneo de Manila University hack out a close 70-69 triumph over University of Santo Tomas in Game 2 of their Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL) finals series Thursday, November 29 at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan.
The Blue Eagles erected an early lead, building several 14-point spreads in the first half, but had to survive a lousy endgame to force a deciding Game 3 to be played next week.
Down 57-49 late in the game, the Growling Tigers roared back and dropped a 10-0 blast behind Jeric Teng, Karim Abdul and Aljon Mariano to take the driver’s seat for the first time, 59-57.
Greg Slaughter stopped the drought for Ateneo to make it 59-all before a Slaughter split and two Tonino Gonzaga freebies gave the Blue and White a 62-59 advantage.
UST’s Jeric Fortuna responded with a booming triple to tie the match anew but Slaughter and Salva made three free throws, 65-62.
After two connections from the stripe by Mariano helped the Tigers close in at 65-64, Ravena drilled in a three-pointer to make it, 68-64, with a little over two minutes remaining.
Fortuna played the hero once more, burying another trey before Kevin Ferrer sprinted for a lay-in that gave the Espana-based squad a slim 69-68 advantage with less than two minutes on the clock.
Both squads failed to convert on their ensuing offensive sets, with Slaughter bungling free-throws and Fortuna and Ravena missing their shots before the former UAAP Rookie of the Year delivered his heroics.
Ravena would finish with 21 points and four rebounds while rifling in four of six three-point attempts while Slaughter chipped in with 14 points and 10 boards. Gonzaga, who sizzled early in the game, had a tournament-best 13 points on a perfect clip from beyond the arc.
Game 3 will be on December 7, Friday, 3:30pm at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City. The winner of that game will take home the PCCL title. - Rappler.com
Ravena hails MVP return, vows to support coach Perasol 'all the way'
By Mei-Lin Lozada
Kiefer Ravena, expected to take over next season as the Eagles’ main man on the floor, welcomes their new bench tactician. Jerome Ascano
ATENEO star player Kiefer Ravena has welcomed the appointment of Bo Perasol as the new head coach of the Blue Eagles as well as the return of sportsman-businessman Manny V. Pangilinan as the team’s top benefactor.
“I’m very thankful that MVP has come back to support us again,” said Ravena, just hours after the school officially named Perasol as the next varsity coach and announced the return of Pangilinan as the top backer of the Ateneo sports programs.
“We’ll have a fun period of adjustment, coach Bo has his own ways of running things, but I’ll support him all the way. Gagawin ko lahat to win.”
The son of former basketball and volleyball players Bong and Mozzy Ravena said he was a bit surprised with the way recent developments had taken place within the team considering that it has only been a month since the Eagles won a fifth straight UAAP men’s basketball title under longtime coach Norman Black.
“I’m surprised because after all the commotion. But I’m very happy that there’s a new man running the show,” said the former UAAP Rookie of the Year, who’s expected to take the role as Ateneo’s main man by next season following the departure of big men Greg Slaughter and Nico Salva.
Shortly after the title run, the Blue Eagles were left in the dark as to who would assume the coaching job vacated by Black, who had since transferred to Talk `N Text in the PBA.
Perasol had been a cinch earlier to replace Black at the helm, but politely turned the offer down following the falling-out between Pangilinan and the school over disagreements on political and social issues.
But it’s all under the bridge now and Ravena looks forward to working hand-in-hand with the Blue Eagles’ new mentor.
“More on mixed emotions ako ngayon. Siguro kasi new coach tapos new system not like coach Norman who’s been working with us for eight years,” said the sophomore guard. “But we can do the adjustments on the style, on the play and on the system because he was appointed early.”
With a new coaching foundation put in place this early, Ravena is positive the Blue Eagles can contend for a sixth consecutive championship next season.
“Confident ako (of another title) basta healthy lang lahat, wala lang ma-injure,” he said.
If someone told me back in 2011 — before PBA Season 36 started — that Bo Perasol would be coaching the future UAAP 5-Peat Champions, the Ateneo de Manila Blue Eagles, I would have gone straight up ballistic on that guy. I would be like “Bro, the only reason why MVP would want to hire this dude is because he speaks (at least he tries to) fluent english.”
Other than that, “Bo Perasol to coach the Blue Eagles in Season 76″ as a news headline would have sounded ludicrous. At that time, Perasol mercifully got thru his second year with the Coca-Cola Tigers. He coached his teams to a head-shaking record of 20 wins and 29 losses (over two seasons, 2009 and 2010); that’s a .408 winning percentage. Every conference, the Tigers were the resident whipping boys of the league. They were like the Bobcats and the Wizards with absolutely no chance of stealing a title and Bo Perasol was like Paul Silas or Randy Wittman (good thing for them, memes weren’t popular just yet). Certainly, Bo Perasol wouldn’t have been in MVP’s long list of potential Norman Black progenies plainly because he didn’t fit the winning tradition of the Ateneo basketball program.
But as you know now, most of the losing and sucking went away with the name “Coca-Cola”. Powerade drafted masterfully in 2011, copping Jvee Casio and Marcio Lassiter. And Bo Perasol made great of what little up front he had. He focused on his team’s strengths and squeezed orange juice out of calamansi. His Small-Ball and a Million Screens for Gary David, Jvee Casio, and Marcio Lassiter Offensive System gave opposing tacticians fits (it was downright amazing how he consistently got open looks for Casio and David). Coach Bo transformed a used to be cellar-dwelling, “saling-pusa” franchise into a US NCAA Tournament Cinderella team. And even though Powerade still ended up with a 14-18 losing record last year they were undoubtedly the catalysts of a watershed year in the PBA — a league starving for such a year.
After leading the Powerade Tigers to the Philippine Cup Finals against MVP’s Talk N’ Text Tropang Texters, Perasol suddenly morphed into a clean-cut, dapper, and respectable coach who had the trappings of a winner — realizing and maximizing what he had. After all, all he needed to rack up W’s in the PBA was ample talent.
Now that Bo Perasol is a lock to coach the Blue Eagles next season, I can’t help but look at how he performed in the PBA last year and realize that his battle with Chot Reyes in the Finals was his audition for the post in Katipunan.
I’m damn sure Coach Bo knows what he’s getting into; but I also know that the Ateneo community harbors a feeling of uncertainty with what or who they’re getting with this former PBA coach. I subconsciously feel the tension, the rumblings from the fault line in Katipunan: “Who the hell is this guy? What type of offense is he going to implement? Will our D be gone with Norman Black? Will Bo Perasol turn Kiefer Ravena into a Gary David?”
What better way to wipe off the fog than a Q&A with Coach Bo’s former (Powerade) Assitant Coach and Ateneo alum Charles Tiu?
Q: Since only a handful of Ateneans know about Bo Perasol, how can you describe him as a head coach?
A: Coach Bo is more than just a coach, he is like a father who cares for all his players. He is one of the few coaches who really looks after his players in their lives outside of basketball. He’s one of the most genuine persons that I know. He is a good basketball coach — good in motivating and getting the most out of his players. He allows them to read and make decisions for themselves and plays to their strengths.
Coach Bo is also a good teacher and is very patient which is a big asset especially at the collegiate level. And he has very good values!
Q: Coach Bo is known to be a very good offensive coach. What type of offensive system will he implement with the Eagles? Taking into account how ADMU’s lineup will most probably lack size next year, is he bringing “small ball” to Katipunan? Do you see him using Buenafe or Newsome at the 4, like what he did with Sean Anthony?
A: I’m not sure since I haven’t talked to him on this matter but for sure he likes to run and since his team will be a very guard-oriented team, we can expect the offense to really revolve around them. There will be tons of ball screens for Kiefer, Juami and their other guards which will allow them to create plays. They will be given a lot of freedom for sure.
I believe it is definitely an option to use Buenafe as a 4, but it is too early to tell if they will go to that right away. Another candidate to play the 4 spot would be Capacio, who has been improving a lot and is still quicker than a lot of 4′s in the UAAP. I’ve heard that he is improving a lot and is starting to contribute. I do not see Newsome playing the four position. He is a natural wing player and he will most probably stay there. Our team next year definitely won’t be the biggest so they will be running a lot that’s for sure.
Q: How do you think Ateneo’s vaunted defense will change? Or will it?
A: Coach Bo is smart enough to know that he doesn’t need to fix what ain’t broke as they say. The coaching staff of Coach Norman will still be there with him to help in the transition and I’m sure he will retain some of their defensive schemes that have been successful for them. Of course it will be a big adjustment especially without Greg Slaughter protecting the paint. The players of Ateneo are all winners and they know what it takes defensively for their team to succeed and that will help them a lot.
Q: This is what everybody wants to know: What type of effect will Bo Perasol have on Kiefer Ravena? Is he going to turn him into a Gary David?
A: Well, Kiefer has a very different game from Gary. They both are great scorers who can just turn it on any time and carry their teams, but Gary is the type of player who you need to set-up with a lot of off-ball screens. Kiefer on the other hand can create his own shot anytime. He just has so many moves and can use the ball screen so well. Kiefer is definitely going to have a big year offensively and he will have a lot of responsibility and freedom. The thing is, without Greg and Nico, most of the defenses of the other teams will be focusing on Kiefer and Juami. But we can expect a lot of plays to be called for Kiefer. Coach Bo plays to his strengths and he knows exactly what he wants or who to go to and how to do it in his offense, and that’s going to be Kiefer.