Ricky Rubio announces upcoming visit to Philippines
MANILA, Philippines – Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio is set to visit the Philippines this month, he announced on his Twitter account late Friday, August 7.
Rubio, who also plays for Spain’s national basketball team, said that his “International Tour” will bring him to the Philippines from August 20-23 and to Dubai from August 24-28.
“Happy to announce that I will be on an International Tour this August visiting the Philippines and Dubai,” Rubio tweeted, using the hashtag #RR9TOUR.
From the image shared by Rubio, he will go to Dubai to be a special guest in the Basicball Academy Summer Camp. It’s uncertain yet what he will do in the Philippines, but it’s guaranteed it will be for Adidas, the apparel brand he represents.
Adidas recently had Utah Jazz player Alec Burks and former NBA head coach Brian Shaw conduct drills for young aspiring basketball players in the country at the Gatorade Hoops Gym.
Rubio also tweeted that visiting the Philippines is actually an item on his bucket list.
Bucket list: visit Philippines !! ✔️— Ricky Rubio (@rickyrubio9) August 7, 2015
The 6-foot-4, 24-year-old playmaker averaged 10.3 points, 8.8 assists, and 5.7 rebounds a game last season with the T-Wolves, which recently picked up Karl Anthony Towns from Kentucky with the top overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.
Thanks to Towns, Rubio, NBA Dunk Champion Zach LaVine, and reigning NBA rookie of the year Andrew Wiggins, Minnesota has one of the most exciting young cores in the NBA today.
Rubio will become the latest NBA player to visit the country this year. So far, Philadelphia big man Nerlens Noel, Burks, Milwaukee forward Khris Middleton, and Indiana star Paul George have taken turns going to the Philippines. – Rappler.com