Chris Tiu

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Chris Tiu
Chris Tiu Gilas Pilipinas.jpg
Tiu playing for Smart Gilas
No. 17 – Rain or Shine Elasto Painters
Position Point guard
League PBA
Personal information
Born (1985-07-15) July 15, 1985 (age 32)
San Juan, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Listed height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Listed weight 170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High school Xavier School
College Ateneo de Manila University
PBA draft 2012 Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall
Selected by the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters
Playing career 2012–present
Position Point guard
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) is a Filipino professional basketball player and actor. He plays for the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters of the Philippine Basketball Association. He used to play for the Smart Gilas team. He is also a TV host, commercial model, politician, and part-owner of Happy Lemon, Eric Kayser and VLink Interactive in the Philippines.

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

Early life[edit]

Chris Tiu is the second eldest of five children of Jerry and Lianne Tiu. He has two brothers, Christian and Charles Tiu, and two 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 a Bachelor of Science degree in management engineering and a minor in Chinese studies. He was the Sangguniang Kabataan Chairman of Barangay Urdaneta in Makati City.

Amateur career[edit]

He played juniors basketball for the Xavier School Golden Stallions, where he was part of the "three-peat" Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association Champion team from 2001 to 2003. His teammates in Xavier included Joseph Yeo and TY Tang.

College career[edit]

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

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

Professional career[edit]

PBA career[edit]

On August 3, 2012 he declared for the 2012 PBA Rookie Draft after years of focusing to the Smart Gilas 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.

International career[edit]

After his UAAP career, he went to play for the national team as the team captain of the newly formed Smart Gilas Pilipinas national team from 2008 to 2012. His teammates at that time were JVee Casio, Marcus Douthit, Japeth Aguilar, Chris Lutz, Marcio Lassiter and Mark Barroca. 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, where they captured the gold medal against Thailand. His teammates included 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 were also joined by two Filipino-Americans Cliff Hodge and Chris Ellis. They were under the mentorship of Coach Norman Black and Coach Glenn Capacio.

PBA career statistics[edit]

  GP Games played   GS Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Correct as of September 16, 2016[4]

Season-by-season averages[edit]

2012–13 Rain or Shine 44 17.4 .382 .268 .821 2.4 2.0 .5 .0 6.0
2013–14 Rain or Shine 55 14.2 .341 .263 .761 2.1 1.6 .3 .1 3.9
2014–15 Rain or Shine 38 15.4 .383 .330 .825 1.8 2.1 .2 .0 5.6
2015–16 Rain or Shine 50 15.0 .417 .371 .853 2.2 2.2 .2 .1 5.5
Career 187 15.4 .380 .309 .820 2.1 2.0 .3 .0 5.2

Personal life[edit]

In 2009, after Typhoon Ondoy, he met and interviewed Keanu Richal Karami for a campaign titled, "Ako Mismo." Karami raised 10,000 pesos for the victims of the typhoon. Tiu married investment banker Clarisse Ong on September 7, 2013 at a ceremony in Vancouver, after twelve years of dating.[5] In May 2016, after winning the 2016 PBA Commissioner's Cup with the Elasto Painters, Tiu announced through an Instagram post that he and Ong were expecting their first child.[6] Their daughter, Amanda Claire Tiu, was born on June 5, 2016,[7] and was baptized in the Catholic faith.[8]



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 SOLARtv
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)

2015 USTv Students' Choice Awards - Sports Personality (won)


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