Dwight Ramos and Kemark Carino will miss at least the first four games of their respective teams in the 2021-22 Japan B.League season starting this weekend.

/ 28 September 2021

The two stalwarts of basketball have to complete a 14-day quarantine as Japan inbound passengers and wait two weeks before playing with their teams. 

PJ Pilares of Titan Management Group shared the news as Ramos and Carino will be leaving for Japan this week.

The 6-foot-guard Ramos will be playing for Toyama Grouses, while the 6-foot-8 Carino will be joining Aomori Wat in Japan B.Leagues Division II.

With the said development, Ramos will miss Toyama’s two-game home opener against Shinshu Brave Warriors this weekend, as well as the marquee matchup against Alvark Tokyo on Oct. 9 and 10 at Arena Tachikawa Tachihi.

On the other hand, Carino will not be there for Aomori’s opener against Rizing Zephyr Fukuoka this Friday and Saturday at Teriha Sekusui House Arena and the home games against Nishinomiya Storks on Oct. 9 and 10.

Unless there are any unexpected situations, Ramos and Carino will be in action on Oct. 16 and 17 against Bobby Ray Parks and the Nagoya Diamond Dolphins and Bambitious Nara, respectively.

Ramos and Carino are the only Filipinos recruited for B. League teams who will miss the season opener.

While the brothers Thirdy and Kiefer Ravena, Javi and Juan Gomez de Liano, Kobe Paras, and Bobby Ray Parks are all set up to kick off the season for their games on October 2.