Japan-bound Thirdy works from home

THIRDY Ravena, who is set to become the first Filipino to play in the Japan's B-League, is featured in The Olympic Channel.

Still stuck in the country due to the lockdown, Ravena is waiting for that opportunity to show what he can do overseas for Japanese club San-En NeoPhoenix in the 2020-21 season which will begin in October.

"For the lockdown, I guess it's getting used to working out at home," Ravena told The Olympic Channel's Ken Browne.

"Me, my brother and my family bought some equipment that we could use. So we had like a squat rack for a bench press and everything," he added.

By this time, Ravena should have already known his teammates and game-ready for the club's new season.

Instead, the three-time UAAP men's basketball champion is coping for the long and agonizing COVID-19 crisis, which has wrecked havoc to this year's sports competitions around the world.

"So everything's sane, everyone is sane at home, we got to work out because we're all used to having our own respective practices and trainings just because, you know, my brother's a professional basketball player, and my sister's a volleyball player for the university as well," said Ravena, referring to Kiefer and Dani.