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As Thirdy moves to Japan, Kiefer shares own overseas experience

Jul 08, 2020 - 6:47 PM

'Hopefully, he continues to work hard and always think that not because he is there, he has already attained his goal,' Kiefer Ravena says of his brother Thirdy

PROUD. Kiefer Ravena says he hopes that his younger brother Thirdy becomes a model for players to achieve their dreams. Photo from

Import Thirdy Ravena credits foreign athletes for development

Jun 26, 2020 - 9:32 PM

Thirdy Ravena, the first Asian import in Japan’s B.League, says playing with foreigners allows him to ’copy all their good habits’

CHALLENGE. Former Ateneo stalwart Thirdy Ravena has played against some of the UAAP’s top foreign players like UP’s Bright Akhuetie. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Japan-bound Thirdy Ravena on blazing new trail: 'Follow your heart'

Jun 26, 2020 - 6:42 PM

Touted as a No. 1 overall pick in the PBA, Thirdy Ravena decides to skip the previous draft to pursue an overseas career

NEW CHALLENGE. Headed to Japan, Thirdy Ravena says he loves being outside of his comfort zone. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NeoPhoenix boss in awe of Thirdy: 'He is like an American'

Jun 26, 2020 - 2:57 PM

San-en NeoPhoenix CEO Kenjiro Hongo says Thirdy Ravena is 'the best guy to be a part of our organization'

HISTORY. Thirdy Ravena becomes the first player to sign under the 'Asian Player Quotas' system of the B.League. Photo from

Though headed to Japan, Thirdy Ravena committed to Gilas Pilipinas

Jun 24, 2020 - 10:40 PM

SBP president Al Panlilio says playing in Japan will not only benefit Thirdy Ravena but Gilas Pilipinas as well

OVERSEAS CAREER. Thirdy Ravena becomes the first Asian import to sign with a team in the B.League. Photo from

Why play in Japan? 'To challenge myself,' says Thirdy Ravena

Jun 24, 2020 - 1:49 PM

Former Ateneo stalwart Thirdy Ravena becomes the first Filipino to play professional basketball in Japan

Thirdy Ravena. Photo from FIBA

Thirdy Ravena hailed top Ateneo male athlete

May 29, 2020 - 10:35 AM

After powering the Blue Eagles to a three-peat, Thirdy Ravena becomes the first basketball player to win Ateneo’s Sportsman of the Year award in 10 years

THREE-PEAT AND A SWEEP. Thirdy Ravena leads the Ateneo Blue Eagles to a perfect season. Photo from UAAP

Get game ready with Thirdy Ravena and Ricci Rivero

May 12, 2020 - 8:34 PM

Work out to Thirdy Ravena and Ricci Rivero's warm-up routine for blockbuster games

Join Thirdy Ravena, Ricci Rivero's online basketball workout

Apr 26, 2020 - 8:29 PM

Catch Thirdy Ravena coaching Ricci Rivero in this week's Nike community workout

OFF THE COURT. Ricci Rivero (center) and Thirdy Ravena (right) train together via Instagram live. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Thirdy Ravena bonds with family in home workouts

Apr 23, 2020 - 8:55 PM

The Ravena family makes up for 'lost time' by working out together at home

FAMILY BONDING. (from left to right) Thirdy, Dani and Kiefer Ravena find themselves bonding by working out together. Photo from Thirdy Ravena's Instagram

WATCH: What's up with Thirdy Ravena?

Apr 22, 2020 - 7:34 PM

Rappler chats with Thirdy Ravena on Thursday, April 23, to discuss what's keeping him busy and how he's staying physically and mentally healthy

BREAK. Thirdy Ravena had his eyes set on polishing the rough edges of his game as he seeks to pursue an overseas career, but his basketball journey has been put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo from UAAP

Ravena family shows support, provides meals for coronavirus frontliners

Mar 20, 2020 - 11:07 AM

Kiefer and Thirdy Ravena, together with their family, distribute packed meals to military checkpoints in Cainta, Rizal

FOR A CAUSE. Kiefer and Thirdy Ravena share a photo with soldiers who man the checkpoints in Cainta, Rizal. Photo from Chooks-to-Go

Thirdy Ravena 'most likely' to play in Japan

Mar 07, 2020 - 7:46 PM

Former Ateneo stalwart Thirdy Ravena bares he has received offers from '4 or 5' teams in Japan's B.League

NATIONAL TEAM. As he looks to make his next move, Thirdy Ravena says his focus now is with Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from

Thirdy a revelation for Gilas Pilipinas, but Dickel far from surprised

Feb 23, 2020 - 10:41 PM

Thirdy Ravena leads Gilas Pilipinas' 30-point romp of Indonesia in the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers with a masterful game on both ends

STERLING START. Thirdy Ravena and Gilas Pilipinas open the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers on the right foot. Photo from

Thirdy-Kiefer Gilas Pilipinas linkup a 'big responsibility'

Feb 20, 2020 - 10:52 AM

Ravena brothers Thirdy and Kiefer team up for Gilas Pilipinas for the first time

FOR THE FUTURE. Thirdy Ravena gets his second Gilas Pilipinas call-up. Photo from

Thirdy Ravena, Nietos relish historic Ateneo GS jersey retirement

Feb 19, 2020 - 7:49 PM

Back to where they all started, Thirdy Ravena and Nieto twins Matt and Mike earn an unprecedented Ateneo honor

Thirdy Ravena, Jack Animam named Mr and Ms Basketball by PSA

Feb 11, 2020 - 12:00 AM

Jack Animam and Thirdy Ravena both dominated the collegiate scene and played key roles in notable accomplishments by the national team

SWEEP. Jack Animam and Thirdy Ravena both ended their UAAP careers helping their teams complete a perfect season. Photos from UAAP

Blatche arrives but no Kai Sotto yet for star-studded Mighty

Jan 12, 2020 - 3:06 PM

A Mighty Sports squad bannered by Andray Blatche, Thirdy Ravena, and Kai Sotto gears up for a Dubai tilt next week

Thirdy Ravena joins Kai Sotto, GDLs in Mighty for Dubai tourney

Jan 08, 2020 - 7:20 PM

Mighty Sports-Philippines assembles a young star-studded squad bannered by Thirdy Ravena, Jamie Malonzo, Kai Sotto and the Gomez de Liaño brothers

WINNER. After leading Ateneo to a third straight UAAP championship, Thirdy Ravena looks to bring his winning ways in Dubai. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Thirdy Ravena seeks overseas career in buildup for 2023 FIBA World Cup

Jan 04, 2020 - 10:37 PM

SBP president Al Panlilio says Thirdy Ravena wants to better himself to become a 'major contributor' for Gilas Pilipinas in the next World Cup

DETERMINED. Thirdy Ravena is already preparing for the next FIBA World Cup. File photo from FIBA

Thirdy Ravena skips PBA Draft 2019

Nov 29, 2019 - 7:26 PM

Thirdy Ravena ventures on the same path taken by older brother Kiefer, who decided not to join the draft immediately after his collegiate career

NOT NOW. Thirdy Ravena skips the PBA draft despite talks of him going No. 1. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Baldwin glad to be proven wrong by Ateneo seniors core

Nov 20, 2019 - 10:34 PM

Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin admits he once didn't think too highly of his veteran core: 'I’ll be honest. I didn’t see it'

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ravena thanks Baldwin for pushing him out of family’s shadow

Nov 20, 2019 - 9:55 PM

Once known as just Kiefer’s brother or Bong’s son, Thirdy Ravena shares a Tab Baldwin pep talk helped him transform into a sought-after basketball prospect

MENTOR. Thirdy Ravena credits Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin for helping him focus on what matters. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

'Finals Thirdy' makes most of last games after 32-point eruption

Nov 16, 2019 - 8:17 PM

As always, two-time Finals MVP Thirdy Ravena puts on a show in the UAAP championship series

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ravena emphasizes need for strong start vs cardiac-gaming UP

Oct 30, 2019 - 8:27 AM

‘Business is not done,’ says Thirdy Ravena as Ateneo targets a 14-0 sweep of the UAAP elimination round

GAME FACE. Ateneo star Thirdy Ravena says there should be no room for complacency. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ravena heaps praise on UST rookie Abando after gritty clash

Sep 11, 2019 - 6:44 PM

Rhenz Abando receives a surprise gift from Ateneo star Thirdy Ravena, but the UST rookie gets something more important – a champion's respect

RESPECT. Ateneo’s Thirdy Ravena says ‘there’s something different’ in new UST recruit Rhenz Abando. Photo by JR Isaga/Rappler

Ravena brushes off Malonzo poster in rivalry showdown

Sep 08, 2019 - 8:03 PM

'It’s a play. Two points. We won the game,' says Ateneo star Thirdy Ravena, who's on the receiving end of La Salle Fil-Am Jamie Malonzo's two-handed jam

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Second to none: Thirdy Ravena cops top Collegiate Player award

May 26, 2019 - 4:17 PM

After a finals series to remember, Ateneo star Thirdy Ravena snags this season’s Collegiate Player of the Year honor

BEST OF THE BEST. Thirdy Ravena proves yet again this season why he’s the King Eagle. Photo release

Ravena, Bolick headline All-Collegiate Team

May 25, 2019 - 3:08 PM

This season’s top 5 collegiate basketball players come from 4 different schools

SEASON’S BEST. Varsity stars (from left) Perpetual’s Prince Eze, UP’s Bright Akhuetie, Ateneo’s Thirdy Ravena, San Beda’s Robert Bolick, and UP’s Paul Desiderio deliver highlight reel-worthy performances this season.

Ravena kuyas elated as bunso Dani joins championship lineage

May 19, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Dani Ravena plays a key role as the Ateneo Lady Eagles are crowned UAAP Season 81 women's volleyball queens

RUNS IN THE FAMILY. Dani Ravena replicates what her brothers accomplished as she helps bring a UAAP title to Ateneo. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: What Gilas advice did Thirdy get from Kiefer?

Feb 16, 2019 - 6:44 PM

The younger Ravena looks to crack a spot in the national team's final 12-man lineup for the last window of the World Cup qualifiers

SOUND ADVICE. Kiefer Ravela tells younger brother Thirdy to 'stick to your role' in the national team. File photos from Czeasar Dancel (Thirdy) and Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters (Kiefer)

Thirdy, Kobe amazed at Sisters of Mary Cebu sports culture

Jan 14, 2019 - 10:11 PM

Thirdy Ravena says seeing nuns play basketball was the highlight of his two-day trip to Cebu

HAVING FUN. The nuns of Sisters of Mary Cebu take some shots from the free throw line. Photo from release

After getting called out, Thirdy Ravena aces group work

Dec 19, 2018 - 6:31 PM

Thirdy Ravena may be a campus hero for powering Ateneo to the UAAP crown, but it isn't exactly the same with his group mates in school

STUDENT-ATHLETE. Thirdy Ravena commits himself to being a student-athlete in Ateneo. Rappler Screenshot

Ravenas: PH's 'lucky charm' in Miss Universe

Dec 18, 2018 - 7:01 PM

'Lucky charm lang. There’s nothing wrong with being a lucky charm,' says Thirdy Ravena

'DESERVING'. Thirdy Ravena votes for Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray during her Binibini Pilipinas contest. Photo from Instagram (@3rd_e)

Rappler Talk Sports: Thirdy Ravena on Ateneo's UAAP back-to-back title run

Dec 18, 2018 - 11:10 AM

Thirdy Ravena drops by the Rappler office to talk about the Ateneo Blue Eagles' UAAP Season 81 championship

Why Thirdy Ravena had 'Javi V' written on his arm

Dec 08, 2018 - 3:49 PM

'Javi reminded me to just enjoy the game. I’m pretty sure I had the best game of my life,' Thirdy Ravena says of his late friend

FOR JAVI. Thirdy Ravena reveals that he is inspired by his dream of Javi Villareal. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Kiefer: Thirdy now the better Ravena

Dec 06, 2018 - 2:50 PM

For now, at least, Kiefer admits his younger brother Thirdy owns the 'better Ravena' title after a sensational UAAP Finals showing

KING EAGLES. Thirdy (left) and Kiefer Ravena each own two UAAP championships and two MVP awards. Photo from Instagram (@3rd_e)

Ateneo not affected by raucous U.P. crowd

Dec 04, 2018 - 12:37 PM

The Blue Eagles expect diehard UP fans to come in droves as the Fighting Maroons try to spoil their bid for a second straight UAAP championship

UNWAVERING. Matt Nieto keeps his composure to lead the Ateneo Blue Eagles past the Fighting Maroons with their 6th man. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

Thirdy Ravena learns to keep his cool this time

Nov 26, 2018 - 2:30 PM

'We just have to make sure we play like we're defending champions,' says the Ateneo Blue Eagles stalwart

COOL-HEADED LEADER. Thirdy Ravena sets an example to keep his cool during tough situations in the game. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

'Next man up' mentality props up Ateneo

Nov 11, 2018 - 9:42 PM

'That’s why I really love my team because everyone is ready to step up,' says Ateneo star Thirdy Ravena

GOING BIG. Thirdy Ravena's athleticism allows him to step up for the big men in foul trouble. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

Disqualified from MVP race, Ravena sets sights on crown

Oct 27, 2018 - 11:23 AM

'Instead of dwelling on what’s negative, I turn that energy into how I can help my team get better,' says Ateneo star Thirdy Ravena

TEAM FIRST. Thirdy Ravena hopes to lead the Ateneo Bue Eagles back to the the finals. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Kobe Paras calls out UAAP for Thirdy Ravena disqualification

Oct 19, 2018 - 3:29 PM

Ravena, a Mythical Five member in the past two seasons, won't be taking home an individual award after he was suspended by the league

IN DEFENSE. Kobe Paras (right) comes into Thirdy Ravena's defense following his one-game suspension in the UAAP. File photos by Czeasar Dancel (Ravena) and Jerrick Reymarc (Paras)

Thirdy Ravena, Arvin Tolentino suspended in Ateneo-FEU clash

Oct 17, 2018 - 10:58 AM

The UAAP slaps both team stars with game suspensions for unsportsmanlike acts

SUSPENDED. Thirdy Ravena will miss the Ateneo-FEU second round matchup. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler.

Minus Nieto twins, Ateneo still too much for UP

Oct 14, 2018 - 11:59 PM

Thirdy Ravena's season-best performance couldn't be any more timely as backup guard Tyler Tio also came through

STEPPING UP. Ateneo's Tyler Tio (right) proves his worth against UP. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler.

Thirdy motivated by chance to tie Kiefer’s record in Ateneo

Sep 05, 2018 - 9:14 PM

Ateneo star Thirdy Ravena has a shot at tying his brother's UAAP title record, but says the Blue Eagles have a whole lot work to do

MUCH IMPROVED. Even after a Finals MVP run, Thirdy Ravena thinks he's in better form this season. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Ateneo Blue Eagles remain grounded amid the hype

Sep 02, 2018 - 3:51 PM

Thirdy Ravena and the Ateneo Blue Eagles know that it’s harder to defend a title than to win one

BIG CHALLENGE. Thirdy Ravena expects all the other teams to play their best against defending champion Ateneo. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Rappler Talk Sports: Ateneo Blue Eagles on 2018 Jones Cup campaign

Jul 27, 2018 - 11:01 AM

Thirdy Ravena, Matt Nieto and Isaac Go drop by the Rappler office to talk about their surprise run in the international club tournament

Cool heads Matt Nieto, Thirdy Ravena get thumbs-up, cash bonus

Jul 24, 2018 - 6:13 PM

For exceeding expectations and being class acts during the Jones Cup, Ravena and Nieto share P100,000 bonus


WATCH: Thirdy Ravena sinks buzzer-beater to nip Greece U21 squad

Jun 25, 2018 - 6:54 PM

The UAAP Finals MVP breaks the Greek team's heart with a clutch 3-pointer for the Ateneo Blue Eagles

CLUTCH. Thirdy Ravena has made Ateneo's Greece visit an avenue to showcase his wares. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Back on top: Beda's Bolick still looks up to 3 Ateneo players

Jun 22, 2018 - 6:26 PM

The scribes' choice for Collegiate Basketball Player of the Year admits emulating fellow varsity standouts

FIRST. Robert Bolick becomes the first NCAA standout to win the 2018 Collegiate Basketball Awards' Collegiate Player of the Year plum. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler