Tue. Dec 5th, 2023

Dwight Ramos. Picture from Levanga Hokkaido

MANILA, Philippines — Dwight Ramos believes the Levanga Hokkaido can do significantly better within the upcoming 2023-23 B.League season.

Ramos and Levanga have numerous room to develop after the group solely managed to win 19 out of their 60 video games final season.

“Personally, I actually don’t give it some thought an excessive amount of, objectives or something. I simply needed to get extra wins than final 12 months. Particularly with how the group is enjoying, I really feel like we are able to get extra wins this 12 months,” mentioned Ramos, who’s getting into his second season with Hokkaido, in a digital press convention on Wednesday, “It must be extra thrilling for followers since we play laborious, particularly right here at house in order that’s actually the largest factor. Win as many video games as we are able to.”

Ramos averaged 9.5 factors, 3.8 rebounds, and a pair of.8 assists in his first season with Hokkaido, enjoying simply 41 video games after happening with a proper ankle damage in November.

Armed along with his first Fiba World Cup expertise, the Gilas Pilipinas star is keen to construct a robust repute when the Levanga open their marketing campaign towards the Akita Happinets on October 7.

“I simply hope that we are able to construct a repute that at any time when a group involves Hokkaido, it’s gonna be laborious for them to win. I would like them to come back right here play a unique method, you’ve a unique swag — that it’s going to be laborious for groups to come back right here and beat us at our house court docket,” mentioned the 6-foot-4 guard. “That’s what I hope to be beginning this 12 months. Hopefully, our group can try this within the first [game] and play all through the entire season.”

Dwight Ramos. Picture from Levanga Hokkaido

Hokkaido can be having a brand new coach as assistant Ryutaro Onodera took over the reins from Kenichi Sako final February.

“I believe coach has, I believe final 12 months he was type of in a unique scenario he was put there midway by the season. He has a full 12 months to place in his offense and protection, what he needs to do. And simply because he has extra time, he is ready to develop the group higher and make us extra disciplined with what he needs to do and teaches what he needs to take action there’s some various things,” Ramos, who’s in his third 12 months within the B.League, mentioned. “I can’t reveal an excessive amount of… It’s great things and he has extra time to place it in. I believe that’s the explanation why it’s going to be a significantly better season additionally.”

The 25-year-old Ramos determined to return to Hokkaido as a result of Sapporo is his favourite metropolis and he felt the group actually needed him.

“The one factor that I can do is simply put together myself for no matter he asks of me so in follow I’m going to need to do further photographs, further work earlier than and after follow. Simply to be prepared for no matter he asks. If he asks me to carry down the ball, ballhandling is correct and I simply type of have to be well-rounded and do what he asks of me,” he mentioned.

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