5 things you might not know about ‘The Saint’ Dwight Ramos
If gushing over and cheering for Dwight Ramos isn’t enough for you, then let these deets about “The Saint” fuel your passion even more for the Filipino-American basketball player.
Ramos was initially known for his skills in 2019 when he first moved to the Philippines to play in the UAAP. But due to the pandemic, he wasn’t able to play for the Ateneo Blue Eagles.
With Ateneo off the table, he took his parents with him to Japan where he then played for the Toyama Grouses.
Fast forward to three years, he now stands with Kai Sotto and Jordan Clarkson as shoo-ins for Gilas Pilipinas in the 2023 Fiba Basketball World Cup. But besides these details, there’s a lot more to discover about the 6’4 sensation.
You might have heard the chant, “Saint Dwight, pray for us!” But why exactly is he dubbed ‘The Saint’? Well, during his first year on the court, a video went viral showing a fan candidly praying for him.
Ramos himself had this to say about the nickname: “Honestly, having a nickname, I’d be good with whatever. It’s all love, anyway.”
Ramos has a diverse background—his mom is from Russia while his dad is from Ilocos Sur. He also has a talented basketball-loving brother Eli Ramos who is playing for the Adamson Falcons. Their youngest is Emma Ramos who will mostly likely have her own surprises when she grows up.
Born on Sept. 2, 1998, Ramos celebrated his birthday in time for Gilas’ victory against China where he contributed 11 points. This rising basketball phenom has come a long way since his childhood in California, playing for NCAA Div. I California State University, Fullerton for two years and in Div II Cal Poly-Pomona for another year.
Aside from his court skills and good looks, fans also can’t help but notice his tattoos. One of the most eye-catching is the phrase “The world is yours” inked on his arm just above his elbow.
This seems like a motivational reminder that once you set your mind onto something, you can conquer the world. While not all the details about his tattoos are publicly disclosed, this phrase alone tells you about his mindset and determination.
Ramos found love in the same place he found his passion—on the courts. It’s practically a tale that would make most fans say “Sana all,” a Filipino slang depicting heaps of hope. Her beau Kim Kianna Dy is also a famous Filipino volleyball player playing for the F2 Logistics Cargo Movers.
@sheskianna SALAMAT THIRDY 😭 #kkdwight #kiannady #dwightramos ♬ After Last Night By Bruno Mars – Stan 🙂
Fellow basketball player Thirdy Ravena played cupid and introduced the two at a party a few years back and the rest as they say is history.
We won’t say don’t fall even deeper under his spell. Until next time, keep swooning and keep supporting ‘The Saint’!