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|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
July 15, 1985 |
San Juan City, Philippines
|Listed height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Listed weight||170 lb (77 kg)|
|College||Ateneo de Manila University|
|PBA draft||2012 Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall|
|Selected by the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters|
|2012–present||Rain or Shine Elasto Painters|
|Career highlights and awards|
Chris Tiu (Chinese: 張念賢) (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.
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 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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
|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||Hanep Buhay||GMA Network|
|2011||Man Vs. Beast|
|2012–present||IBILIB: Wonders of Horus|
|2012||Toink!: Sino Ang Tama?||TV5|
|2013||Mutya ng Pilipinas 2013||GMA Network|
Awards and Nominations
|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)