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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.
He took his elementary and high school education at [1 ] 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.
PBA career statistics [ edit ]
Correct as of October 27, 2013 [4 ]
Rain or Shine 44
Filmography [ edit ]
Television [ edit ]
Awards and Nominations [ edit ]
Nickelodeon Philippines Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Athlete
Loyola Schools Awards for Leadership and Service
Ateneo Sportsman of the Year
2010 Lingkod TV Awards
Favorite Youth Personality
2013 USTv Students' Choice Awards
2013 PBA All Rookie Team (won)
2013 ASEAN Youth Day Award (won)
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]