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Padrigao has 'no regrets' in skipping NBA camp for UAAP semis

Feb 17, 2020 - 2:59 PM

Forthsky Padrigao decides to stay in the country and play for the Ateneo Blue Eaglets instead of joining Kai Sotto in the Basketball Without Borders Global Camp

ELIMINATED. Forthsky Padrigao and the Ateneo Blue Eaglets crash out of the UAAP Season 82 semifinals. Contributed photo

Adamson stuns Ateneo in UAAP juniors semis turnaround win

Feb 12, 2020 - 6:10 PM

Rookie MVP Jake Figueroa takes over as the Baby Falcons oust the Blue Eaglets in the UAAP boys’ basketball stepladder semifinals

TURNAROUND WIN. Jake Figuerao (center) lifts the Baby Falcons out of a double-digit hole. Photo release

Undefeated NU escapes feisty Ateneo in UAAP boys’ basketball

Jan 12, 2020 - 7:59 PM

Defending champion NU pulls off its closest win of the season after arresting Ateneo’s late surge

With NBA dream in mind, Kai Sotto leaves Ateneo to train overseas

Mar 25, 2019 - 1:15 PM

The 7-foot-2 wunderkind seeks to reach the NBA by '2021 or 2022'

GREATER HEIGHTS. Kai Sotto moves on to bigger things for his NBA dream. Photo from FIBA

Kai Sotto mum on future: 'Tapusin muna school year'

Feb 22, 2019 - 9:57 PM

Rather than focusing on what jersey he will wear next – whether here or overseas – the 7-foot-2 basketball teen sensation says he's prioritizing school

SENSATIONAL. Ateneo’s Kai Sotto tallies impressive numbers of 26 points, 25 rebounds and 4 blocks in Game 2 of the UAAP juniors basketball finals. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU crowned UAAP juniors king after sweep of Ateneo

Feb 22, 2019 - 5:44 PM

The NU Bullpups dethrone the Ateneo Blue Eaglets after completing a sweep of the UAAP juniors basketball championship series

DOMINANT. The Ateneo Blue Eaglets throw everything they have but stll can't find a way to stop Cyril Gonzales and the NU Bullpups. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU outguns Ateneo in Game 1 of UAAP juniors finals rematch

Feb 18, 2019 - 6:03 PM

Playing in their eighth straight final series, the National University Bullpups are now just one win away from their first title since 2016

DOWN THE DRAIN. Kai Sotto's double-double effort couldn't lift Ateneo past NU. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU Bullpups, Ateneo Eaglets set UAAP juniors finals rematch

Feb 15, 2019 - 6:01 PM

Defending champion Ateneo outlasts FEU, while top-seeded NU dispatches Adamson in the Final Four

UAAP81: Jrs ADMU vs FEU Feb 15. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP juniors: Blue Eaglets nail last Final Four bonus

Feb 10, 2019 - 6:24 PM

Defending champion Ateneo joins NU in the top two to clinch the twice-to-beat advantage in the UAAP juniors basketball tournament

ON A ROLL. Kai Sotto and the Blue Eaglets look to continue their winning ways in the Final Four. Contributed photo

Final Four cast complete in UAAP juniors basketball

Jan 27, 2019 - 6:59 PM

Ateneo, FEU, and Adamson join National University in the semifinals

KEY CONTRIBUTOR. Forthsky Padrigao delivers an all-around performance to help the Blue Eaglets nail their ninth win. Contributed photo

UAAP juniors: Ateneo vents ire on UE, NU blasts UST

Jan 16, 2019 - 7:39 PM

The Blue Eaglets snap a two-game skid as the league-leading Bullpups remain as the top dogs in the UAAP juniors basketball tournament

LEAGUE’S BEST. Gerry Abadiano and the NU Bullpups strengthen their hold of the solo top spot. Contributed photo

NU opens 2nd round with sweep of Ateneo

Jan 13, 2019 - 7:55 PM

The NU Bullpups remain on top of UAAP juniors basketball after another big win over Ateneo

TIGHT DUEL. NU's Kevin Quiambao (left) and Ateneo's Kai Sotto battle for rebounding position. Contributed photo

Kai Sotto stands tall as undisputed leader in juniors MVP race

Dec 15, 2018 - 9:15 PM

Not surprisingly, the 7-foot-1 Ateneo superstar emerges as the runaway statistical leader in the UAAP juniors basketball tournament

UAAP juniors: Blue Eaglets cruise past winless Junior Warriors

Dec 12, 2018 - 5:14 PM

Kai Sotto delivers another stellar outing as the Ateneo Blue Eaglets grab a share of the top spot in the UAAP juniors basketball tournament

DOMINANT. Kai Sotto leads the way again for the blue and white. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

No hard feelings between ex-Blue Eaglets

Sep 24, 2018 - 3:34 PM

Former Ateneo high school teammates Dave Ildefonso and SJ Belangel took different collegiate paths

FRIENDLY FOES. Former Ateneo Blue Eaglets SJ Belangel (left) and Dave Ildefonso are friends off the court but are not on the court. Photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo Blue Eaglets aim high as top seed of 11th NBTC season

Mar 16, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Forthsky Padrigao will join the Blue Eaglets as the champion team will be without key players Dave Ildefonso and Joaqui Manuel in the tournament

HEADLINE. Kai Sotto of the Ateneo Blue Eaglets headlines the 11th NBTC Season. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Dave Ildefonso commits to NU, joins dad Danny and brother Shaun

Mar 09, 2018 - 8:39 PM

The Ildefonso family tradition as NU Bulldogs lives on

EAGLET TO BULLDOG. Dave Ildefonso layed a major role the Ateneo Blue Eaglets successful Season 80 campaign.  Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

SJ Belangel to stay 'home,' join Ateneo Blue Eagles

Mar 08, 2018 - 8:23 PM

Belangel follows the footsteps of Matt Nieto and Jolo Mendoza

FUTURE. SJ Belangel is set to fill in the shoes of Matt Nieto in the future. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Kai Sotto sits atop final NBTC 24 rankings

Mar 07, 2018 - 9:23 PM

Kai Sotto will be headlining the Chooks-to-Go/National Basketball Training Center All-Star Game on March 23 at the Mall of Asia Arena

TOWERING. Kai Sotto remains as the top high school basketball prospect in the country. Photo from NBTC/Chooks-to-Go

Finals MVP Kai Sotto 'the happiest man in the Philippines' after Ateneo’s title win

Mar 02, 2018 - 9:00 PM

He was the Finals MVP, but the stratospheric Sotto is grounded enough to say his Ateneo high school teammates made it happen

FINALS MVP. Kai Sotto of Ateneo proudly shows his UAAP juniors finals mvp trophy. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

SJ Belangel, Dave Ildefonso on college plans: 'Graduation muna'

Mar 02, 2018 - 8:42 PM

Ateneo Blue Eaglets Belangel and Ildefonso are still overjoyed at winning the UAAP junior basketball championship

ADMU Jrs. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo’s Kai Sotto drops 11-block TD in Finals Game 1 rout of NU Bullpups

Feb 23, 2018 - 8:09 PM

A confident Kai Sotto texts Coach Joe Silva before Game 1: 'Coach, abangan niyo na. Eto na. I got you, Coach. Makikita niyo na ang totoong Kai Sotto'

DOMINANT. File photo of Kai Sotto during his Batang Gilas campaign in 2017. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP Jrs basketball: Ateneo sweeps elims, forces stepladder semis

Feb 11, 2018 - 6:50 PM

The Ateneo Blue Eaglets will go straight to the finals after going 14-0 in the elimination round, while the UST Tiger Cubs and Adamson Baby Falcons will battle for the last Final 4 slot

UNDEFEATED. The Ateneo Blue Eaglets force a stepladder semifinals after sweeping the elimination round. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Blue Eaglets remain undefeated, Baby Tams slip past Baby Falcons

Jan 27, 2018 - 4:50 PM

The UST Tiger Cubs and the FEU Baby Tams break free of the 3-way tie

DOMINATION. The Ateneo Blue Eaglets remain undefeated in the UAAP Juniors Basketball tournament. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP Juniors: ADMU rallies to escape FEU, NU annihilates UST by 34 points

Jan 20, 2018 - 6:10 PM

The Ateneo Blue Eaglets squeezes past the defending champions FEU Baby Tamaraws

10-0. The Ateneo Blue Eaglets protect their undefeated run. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Kai Sotto's double-double powers Eaglets in drubbing Baby Falcons

Nov 11, 2017 - 2:58 PM

Kai Sotto and SJ Belangel lead the Blue Eaglets to their first victory of the season

Kai Sotto towers above the competition for Batang Gilas

May 09, 2017 - 4:28 PM

The 14 year old Kai Sotto stands 6 foot 11 and has basketball hopes higher than his height

POWER. The 6-foot-11 Kai Sotto says he continues to improve his game and is focusing on his speed. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Mike Nieto leads Red team to NBTC All-Star win

Mar 08, 2015 - 4:59 PM

Ateneo Blue Eaglets star Mike Neito finished with 16 points and 5 rebounds to lead the Red All Stars past the White All Stars in the 2015 NBTC All Star Game

The red team is triumphant in this year's NBTC All-Star game. Photo by Naveen Ganglani

Ateneo Blue Eaglets unseat NU to win UAAP juniors basketball title

Feb 20, 2015 - 5:39 PM

Finals MVP Jolo Mendoza scores 30 points while Matt Nieto contributes 25 as the Blue Eaglets win their first juniors title since 2011

FLYING HIGH. The Ateneo Blue Eaglets are the UAAP 77 juniors basketball champions. Photo by Josh Albelda

NU sweeps Ateneo for juniors crown

Oct 09, 2013 - 4:34 PM

NU sweeps Ateneo for the UAAP juniors title

Thirdy Ravena bags UAAP Juniors MVP plum

Sep 14, 2013 - 12:58 PM

Thirdy Ravena is the UAAP Juniors MVP

RISING FAST. Ravena is the juniors MVP. Photo by Josh Albelda.