Rafi Reavis is getting ready to take part in Magnolia’s campaign in the 2021 PBA Governors’ Cup.
The 44-year old Fil-Am was initially barred by the league from playing in the season-ending conference since he is still unvaccinated.
Hotshots head coach Chito Victolero, however, bared that Reavis is scheduled to get vaccinated in the US with the Johnson & Johnson brand which is only taken once.
“I talked to Rafi, I think last weekend. He is scheduled (to be vaccinated) on the 17th,” said Victolero. “It’s one dose, only, one shot. It’s Johnson & Johnson vaccine.”
“So after that, he will siguro maga-ano lang siya ng ilang days, and then he will come back. But the good thing there, I’m very happy na he decided to be vaccinated,” he added.
Reavis, according to Victolero, is eager to play for the 2014 PBA Grand Slam champions although the exact date of the veteran’s return to the hardcourt is still up in the air since he still has to undergo quarantine upon arrival in the country.
“We need Rafi also because of his leadership. Kaya pa naman niyang maglaro. Sa bubble, ang ganda rin ng showing niya. Nag-usap naman kami, and he’s willing to come back and play with us again.”