Chris Tiu officially hangs sneakers for good

  • Chris Tiu announced his official retirement from the Philippine Basketball Association
  • He thanked the Lord and also those who have been a part of his basketball journey 
  • Tiu: My heart is full, #17 signing off
Image by Chris Tiu via Instagram

Filipino professional basketball player Chris Tiu officially announced his retirement from the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) on Tuesday via his Twitter account.

“My heartfelt gratitude to every person who has been part of my basketball journey!! Most especially to our Lord who makes all things possible. It’s now time to move on. My heart is full. #17 signing off…,” his post reads.

The 33-year-old basketball star, to note, as posted on GMA News website, has earlier hinted his retirement plans when his contract with Rain or Shine Elastro Painters concluded at the end of the season.

In November, he said he wants to learn and explore more new things outside basketball.

Tiu started his amateur career for the Xavier School Golden Stallions, where he was a part of the three-year Metro Manila Lian Basketball Association Champion team.

Image by Chris Tiu via Instagram

He then played for the Ateneo Blue Eagles during his collegiate years whereby in 2008, they managed to win the UAAP.

The player was chosen seventh overall in the 2012 PBA Rookie Draft and played six years in the basketball association for six years — all with Rain or Shine.

The basketball star was a former team captain of the roster that competed in the 2011 FIBA Asia Championship and captured the gold medal. He played for the newly formed Gilas Pilipinas national team from 2008 to 2012.

In his last game, ESPN shared, he exploded a career-high 30 points to help his Rain or Shine team get close to the 2018 Governor’s cup with a winning score of 107-101.

Presently, he is a host of the GMA informative show iBilib which features scientific experiments and explores different scientific facts and theories surrounding everyday events presented in a magical manner.

Image by Chris Tiu via Instagram