Rafi Reavis

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Rafi Reavis
No. 4 – Purefoods Star Hotshots
Position Power forward/Center
League PBA
Personal information
Born (1977-07-27) July 27, 1977 (age 37)
Koronadal, South Cotabato, Philippines
Nationality Filipino / American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
College Coppin State (1995–1999)
PBA draft 2002 Round: 1 / Pick: 2nd overall
Selected by the Coca-Cola Tigers
Pro career 2002–present
Career history
2002–2006 Coca-Cola Tigers
2006–2009 Barangay Ginebra Kings
2009–present B-Meg Llamados / B-Meg Derby Ace Llamados / San Mig Coffee Mixers / San Mig Super Coffee Mixers / Purefoods Star Hotshots
Career highlights and awards
  • PBA Most Improved Player (2003)
  • PBA All-Star (2006,2013)
  • 4x PBA Champion. (2012 Commissioner's, 2013 Governor's, 2013-14 Philippine Cup, 2014 Commissioner's)

Rafael Pangilinan Reavis commonly known as Rafi Reavis (born July 27, 1977 in New York, United States) is a Filipino professional basketball player currently playing for the Purefoods Star Hotshots in the Philippine Basketball Association.

Reavis is a versatile 6 foot-10 power forward/center stretchman.

Personal life[edit]

Reavis was born as Rafael Pangilinan Reavis on July 27, 1977 in Koronadal, South Cotabato, Philippines, his father is Joselito Abundo and was born on Koronadal, South Cotabato, Philippines, Joselito Abundo met Reavis' mother Laura Missouri in New York, After three years, his mother and father broke up, and together with his mother, Reavis moved to Florida, United States, He saw his father only two times on his whole life.

Reavis is a full-blooded Filipino, he got his surname Reavis when he was adopted by his foster parents, the Reavis Family and changed his last name.

Professional Career[edit]

After spending enough time in the U.S., Reavis decided to apply for the 2002 PBA draft, where he was picked 2nd overall by the Coca-Cola Tigers.

He had a good run during his time with the Coca-Cola Tigers before being involved in one of the most controversial trades in PBA history. The trade involved Rudy Hatfield, Billy Mamaril, Aries Dimaunahan, and Ervin Sotto.

Barangay Ginebra traded Paul Artadi, Rafi Reavis, and the rights to 2009 8th pick overall Chris Timberlake for Enrico Villanueva, Rich Alvarez, Celino Cruz, and Paolo Bugia of Purefoods. Burger King acted as the conduit team, trading Pocholo Villanueva to Ginebra and acquiring the rights to 2009 Rookie draft 18th pick Orlando Daroya and future picks.


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