Dwight Ramos will finally make his B.League debut for the Toyama Grouses when they play a two-game set this weekend against host Ray Parks Jr. and the Nagoya Diamond Dolphins.
The Japanese club made the announcement Thursday, Oct. 14 after Ramos completed a mandatory 14-day quarantine period for arriving passengers in time for the Oct. 16 and 17 matches at the Toyama City Gymnasium.
“I’m finally out of quarantine,” Ramos said in a video message posted by Toyama on its social media accounts. “I’m looking forward to joining the team, to practice with them, to meet everybody for the first time and be part of Toyama.”
Ramos will finally get a piece of the action and join fellow Filipinos who have already started their campaign for different B.League clubs.
The Gilas Pilipinas mainstay is hoping to slowly help the Grouses overcome a winless start after two weeks of the 2021-22 season.
Toyama dropped its first four assignments, losing twice to the Shinshu Brave Warriors before absorbing back-to-back defeats to the Yokohama B-Corsairs.
Ramos’ debut will be the third straight week that two Filipino players will square off in the B.League season.
Parks was used sparingly in his first B.League appearance last week when the Diamond Dolphins split their two-game series at home to the Hiroshima Dragonflies.