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 Star Hotshots in the Philippine Basketball Association.
Reavis is a versatile 6 foot-10 power forward / center stretchman.He is the captain of his team (Purefoods Star Hotshots)
Reavis was born as Rafael Pangilinan Reavis on July 27, 1977 in New York City, New York, United States. 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.
Reavis first played for the San Juan Knights in the Metropolitan Basketball Association in 2000.
After the Metropolitan Basketball Association folded in 2002, 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 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.