Chris Tiu

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Chris Tiu
Chris Tiu Gilas Pilipinas.jpg
Tiu at the Gilas Team Pilipinas
No. 17 – Rain or Shine Elasto Painters
Position Combo guard / Small forward
League PBA
Personal information
Born (1985-07-15) July 15, 1985 (age 29)
San Juan City, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Listed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight 170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
College Ateneo de Manila University
PBA draft 2012 Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall
Selected by the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters
Pro career 2012–present
Career history
2012–present Rain or Shine Elasto Painters
Career highlights and awards

Chris Tiu (born Christopher John Alandy-Dy Tiu on July 15, 1985 in San Juan City, Philippines), is a Filipino professional basketball player who currently plays for the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in the Philippine Basketball Association. He formerly played for the Smart Gilas team. He is also a TV host, commercial model, and politician. He is also part-owner of Happy Lemon in the Philippines.

He is the host of the TV shows IBILIB: Wonders of Horus' which airs every Sunday nights on GMA Network and '1-on-1 Tiu-torials' on TV 5.

Early life[edit]

Chris is the second eldest of five children of Jerry and Lianne Tiu. He has 2 brothers, Christian and Charles Tiu and 2 sisters.[1] He took his elementary and high school education at Xavier School in San Juan City, Philippines, and his collegiate education at Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City, Philippines where he earned degrees in Bachelor of Science in Management Engineering and a Minor in Chinese Studies. He is formerly the Sangguniang Kabataan Chairman of Barangay Urdaneta in Makati City.

He was named Favorite Athlete in the first-ever Nickelodeon Philippines Kids' Choice Awards 2008 held at Aliw Theater, Pasay City.[2][3]

Amateur career[edit]

He played juniors basketball for the Xavier School Golden Stallions wherein he was part of the 3 Peat Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association Champion team from 2001-2003. His teammates in Xavier includes Joseph Yeo and TY Tang.

UAAP career[edit]

He then went on to play for the Ateneo Blue Eagles for his collegiate basketball career. On his days with the Blue Eagles he and his teammates managed to enter the Finals once on the UAAP first was when in 2003 where they failed to defend their title against the FEU Tamaraws then in 2006 wherein they lost to the UST Growling Tigers in three games and in 2008 wherein they managed to break their six years championship drought against their archrival the DLSU Green Archers which was led by JV Casio and Rico Maierhofer at that time in two games. He was also a 2x UAAP Mythical Team Member from 2007-2008. His teammates in Ateneo includes JC Intal, Macky Escalona, Doug Kramer, Ford Arao, Rabeh Al-Hussaini, Nonoy Baclao, Jai Reyes, Eric Salamat among many others. His coach in college is Norman Black.

Smart Gilas[edit]

Right after his UAAP career he went on to play for the National team as the team captain of the newly formed Smart Gilas Pilipinas National Team from 2008-2012. His teammates at that time were JV Casio, Marcus Douthit, Japeth Aguilar, Chris Lutz, Marcio Lassiter, Mark Barroca, etc. they were under Coach Rajko Toroman at that time.

2011 SEA Games[edit]

He was the team captain of the Sinag Pilipinas team that was sent to the 2011 Southeast Asian Games that was held in Indonesia, wherein they captured the gold medal against Thailand. His teammates include Ateneo Blue Eagles' Kiefer Ravena, Nico Salva, Emman Monfort, Greg Slaughter and Justin Chua together with Jeric Fortuna and Jeric Teng of the UST Growling Tigers, Bobby Ray Parks of the NU Bulldogs, RR Garcia of the FEU Tamaraws, Garvo Lanete, Dave Marcelo and Jake Pascual of the San Beda Red Lions they are also joined by two Filipino-Americans Cliff Hodge and Chris Ellis. They are under the mentorship of Coach Norman Black and Coach Glenn Capacio.

PBA career[edit]

On August 3, 2012 he declared for the 2012 PBA Rookie Draft after years of focusing to the SMART Gilas Pilipinas National Team. The draft took place on August 19 at Robinson's Midtown Mall. He was selected 7th overall by the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters during the 1st round.



Year Title Role TV Station
2007–2010 Pinoy Records Host GMA Network
2008–2011 Ripley's Believe It or Not GMA Network/QTV
2009 Clear Men Future League SOLAR TV
2010–2011 Ako Mismo TV5
2010-2011 Hanep Buhay GMA Network
2011 Man Vs. Beast
2012–present IBILIB: Wonders of Horus
2012 Toink!: Sino Ang Tama? TV5
2012–present 1-on-1 Tiu-torials AKTV
2012–2013 WattaJob GMA Network
2013 Mutya ng Pilipinas 2013 GMA Network

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result
2008 Nickelodeon Philippines Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Athlete Won
Loyola Schools Awards for Leadership and Service Ateneo Sportsman of the Year Won
2010 Lingkod TV Awards Favorite Youth Personality Won
2013 USTv Students' Choice Awards Sports Personality Won

2013 PBA All Rookie Team (won)

2013 ASEAN Youth Day Award (won)

2013 The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) Award (won)

2015 MITv Gawad Kamalayan "Natatanging Informative Program Host" (won)


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