Thirdy Ravena banners the new faces who will set foot in the upcoming 2019 PBA D-League wars, set to open on Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.
The athletic swingman will carry the torch for Cignal-Ateneo as the back-to-back UAAP champion makes its maiden foray in the developmental ranks.
“I can’t wait for the competition kasi bagong experience yun, bagong level, bagong platform for all of us, not just for me but the whole team. I can’t wait to play in the D-League,” said Ravena.
Top overall pick Joshua Munzon will strut his stuff for AMA Online Education, together with Kib Montalbo and Troy Rike, while Adamson forward Sean Manganti will lead the fight for Che’Lu Bar and Grill.
Foundation Cup champion Go for Gold-CSB entrusts its destiny on high-flyer Justin Gutang and Fil-Am Roosevelt Adams, who are both fresh from their Mighty Sports stint in the 2019 Dubai International Championship.
James Canlas leads the youth revolution in Metro Pac-San Beda, do-it-all forward Dave Ildefonso will take the lead for SMDC-NU, and Marinerong Pilipino will bank on the duo of Santy Santillan and Anton Asistio.
Jun Manzo will captain Diliman College-Gerry’s Grill, Ken Tuffin will steer the wheel for Cha Dao-FEU, Ian Alban is expected to be the go-to-guy for The Masterpiece-Trinity University of Asia, and Ben Adamos will make his debut for Perpetual and will team up with the comebacking Keith Pido.