PBA: Ricci Rivero plans to enter the PBA draft and believes playing in the league is his ultimate goal

Aug 14, 2023

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RICCI Rivero announced his participation in the PBA Rookie Draft this year, stating that joining the local league has always been his goal.

Rivero, who briefly worked with Taoyuan Pilots in Taiwan’s P.League+, informed Noli Eala during his Power and Play program that he plans to play in the PBA in the upcoming season.

The former University of the Philippines cager claimed the PBA was always a part of his plan, with former Barangay Ginebra stars Mark Caguioa and Jayjay Helterbrand as his primary mentors. Nevertheless, he took the Taiwan offer.

It’s always been the dream, said the 25-year-old Rivero on Saturday. He said he was so happy when he was a kid when they went to Manila and watched the PBA games since their home is in Isabela. Ricci said they want to meet their idol Mark and Jay called “Fast and Furious.”

He added that he was grateful when they were given a chance to play overseas. Many players grabbed it since it was many opportunities for them. Ricci said that he is proud that it went nice when we had a game here in the Philippines. He said we should be happy to have an import and play a game overseas.

Ricci claimed that he started playing basketball because it was his significant dream.

When the PBA conducts its Rookie Draft on September 17 at the Market, Rivero will be one of the well-known stars participating in the league! Market! The city of Taguig. Along with being a college athlete, Rivero has dabbled in the entertainment industry, appearing in several TV shows, motion pictures, and commercials.

Once drafted in the PBA, Rivero said he wanted to be a player that his coach can rely upon in any area of their game.

He mentioned that he was close with his coaches in basketball since he wanted to have a better team for himself and the other players, maybe in little things or offense and defense.

Rivero has no PBA team he wants to be a part of.

He does not care what place he will be; Ricci is looking forward to the draft to know what team he will be. He wanted it to fit and be needed by the team. Ricci is excited to give everything that the team wants.

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