CJ Perez - updates

Rappler's latest stories on CJ Perez


'Castaways' Bolick, Perez grateful for short time in UAAP

Jun 15, 2020 - 10:15 PM

There was a time when both Robert Bolick and CJ Perez seemed lost in the shuffle with thousands of other Filipino guards looking for one big break

NO ROOKIE JITTERS. Robert Bolick and CJ Perez showed how high their ceilings are as they made the most of their Gilas Pilipinas debuts in the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Photos from fiba.basketball

CJ Perez lends hand to PBA staff after postponing wedding

Mar 20, 2020 - 2:50 PM

PBA star CJ Perez dishes an assist to league employees affected by the season suspension caused by the coronavirus outbreak

BIGGER THAN BASKETBALL. CJ Perez gives back to the PBA family. Photo from PBA Images

Raking awards from rookie season, CJ Perez shifts focus to winning

Mar 14, 2020 - 7:54 PM

Not only did CJ Perez bag the Rookie of the Year plum, he also earned spots in the First Mythical Team and All-Defensive Team

SUPER ROOKIE. CJ Perez wins the coveted Rookie of the Year plum. Photo from PBA Images

CJ Perez hailed PBA Rookie of the Year

Mar 08, 2020 - 5:30 PM

Nabbed by Columbian as the top overall pick, CJ Perez did not take long to establish himself as one of the best players in the league

SUPER ROOKIE. CJ Perez makes a splash in his first season in the PBA. Photo from PBA Images

Double Gilas Pilipinas duty not a problem for CJ Perez

Feb 20, 2020 - 5:40 PM

CJ Perez says he is always willing to give his all for the country as he competes for Gilas Pilipinas in the 5-on-5 and 3x3 events

RELIABLE. CJ Perez has become a Gilas Pilipinas mainstay, both for the 5-on-5 and 3x3 events. Photo from fiba.basketball

Munzon, Pasaol lead Perez, Tautuaa for Gilas 3x3 in Olympic qualifiers

Feb 18, 2020 - 3:26 PM

Top-ranked 3x3 players Joshua Munzon and Alvin Pasaol will be reinforced by SEA Games 3x3 gold medalists CJ Perez and Mo Tautuaa

TOUGH TASK. Gilas Pilipinas' 3x3 team composed of Alvin Pasaol, Joshua Munzon, Mo Tautuaa, CJ Perez will try to clinch a spot in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photos from Chook-to-Go (Pasaol and Munzon) and Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler (Tautuaa and Perez)

Perez leads Gilas SEA Games 3x3 crew

Nov 25, 2019 - 1:10 AM

CJ Perez headlines Gilas Pilipinas' four-man lineup in the 2019 SEA Games 3x3 basketball competition

BIG STAGE. CJ Perez brings his act to the international stage for the second time this year. Photo from PBA Images

Perez charging to experience sorry Columbian loss to TNT

Oct 06, 2019 - 1:03 AM

CJ Perez and Columbian fall short in their bid of handing TNT its first loss in the PBA Governors' Cup

LEARNING EXPERIENCE. CJ Perez says Columbian will be better from its loss to TNT. Photo from PBA Images

Winless in World Cup, Perez makes triumphant return with Columbian

Sep 20, 2019 - 9:19 PM

Columbian head coach Johnedel Cardel says CJ Perez has gotten smarter following his stint with Gilas Pilipinas in the FIBA World Cup

HIGH NOTE. CJ Perez and Columbian open the Governors' Cup with a convincing win. Photo from PBA Images

Perez admits 'lack of experience' did Gilas Pilipinas in

Sep 04, 2019 - 10:09 PM

CJ Perez hesitates in the final moments of regulation and fails to find a good shot as the Philippines fall prey to Angola in overtime

'ROOKIE VETERAN.' CJ Perez continues to play beyond his years in the FIBA World Cup. Photo from fiba.basketball

Young guns CJ Perez, Robert Bolick shine in gloomy loss

Aug 31, 2019 - 11:20 PM

The youngest players in the Gilas Pilipinas roster feel dejected in their World Cup debut, but coach Yeng Guiao likes their all-out play against Italy

Too young? Perez, Bolick to prove selves in FIBA World Cup 2019

Aug 29, 2019 - 9:23 PM

CJ Perez and Robert Bolick, the two youngest players in the team, vow to give their all for Gilas Pilipinas

TIGHT BOND. Former NCAA rivals CJ Perez and Robert Bolick relish the opportunity as teammates in the FIBA World Cup. Photos from PBA Images

Guiao: Both Bolick, Perez deserve to be in FIBA World Cup 2019

Aug 27, 2019 - 3:17 PM

'Before it was one or the other, but after Spain, we were already looking at the possibility of having those two on board,' says Gilas Pilipinas head coach Yeng Guiao

REVELATIONS. Cj Perez (left) and Robert Bolick are up for the challenge to stand out in the world stage. Photos from Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas' Facebook page

Rookies Parks, Perez lead pack in Best Player race

Jul 27, 2019 - 1:35 PM

PBA newcomers make immediate impact as Ray Parks and CJ Perez top the statistical race

NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK. Ray Parks and CJ Perez are slowly gaining star status in the PBA. Photos from PBA Images

Bolick, Perez new additions to Gilas pool for FIBA World Cup

Jun 23, 2019 - 11:50 PM

Yeng Guiao says he doesn't discount the possibility of Robert Bolick and CJ Perez cracking the Magic 12 for the global hoops showdown

YOUNG GUNS. Robert Bolick and CJ Perez may contend for spots in Gilas Pilipinas' lineup for the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Photos from PBA Images

CJ Perez named first ever choice for PBA Rookie of the Month

Feb 04, 2019 - 4:42 PM

Columbian's top pick bests NorthPort's Robert Bolick, Blackwater's Abu Tratter and Rain or Shine's Javee Mocon for the citation awarded by the PBA Press Corps

NO ROOKIE JITTER.S CJ Perez has helped Columbian eclipse its one-win output in the Philippine Cup last year. Photo from PBA Images

Perez says rivalry with Bolick over: 'PBA na 'to'

Jan 25, 2019 - 9:02 PM

Aside from seeing Columbian stun NorthPort, the former Lyceum star delivers a relatively better individual performance over the former San Beda standout

TOP PICKS. CJ Perez gets the last laugh over Robert Bolick in their first PBA clash. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Abueva says rookie Perez has long way to go

Jan 23, 2019 - 9:14 PM

'The Beast' and his Phoenix crew show 'The Baby Beast' and Columbian how things are done with a scintillating win

BROTHERLY ADVICE. Calvin Abueva says CJ Perez should push himself more for him to be able to play at a high level. Photo from PBA Images

Perez not thinking about Bolick rivalry in stellar PBA debut

Jan 18, 2019 - 11:55 PM

Columbian's prized rookie CJ Perez nets a big fish in defending champion San Miguel Beer in his PBA debut

SMOOTH TRANSITION. Columbian’s CJ Perez quickly flashes his dominant form in the pro ranks. Photo from PBA Images

CJ Perez to Columbian as No. 1 pick in PBA Rookie Draft 2018

Dec 16, 2018 - 5:26 PM

(UPDATED) The former Lyceum Pirate edges Ray Parks and Robert Bolick for the top draft selection

BIG EXPECTATIONS. Columbian seeks to get out of the cellar its has dwelled in for years with CJ Perez on board. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

New baby added motivation for CJ Perez in PBA jump

Dec 13, 2018 - 5:45 PM

The 'Baby Beast' welcomes his first baby just days before he's tipped to be a top 3 pick in the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft

LEVEL UP. CJ Perez wants to prove he belongs in the big league. Photo from PBA Images

Parks, Perez, Bolick headline 2018 PBA Rookie Draft

Dec 10, 2018 - 5:26 PM

There will be 48 players hoping to get picked by the 12 PBA teams this year

TOP 3. CJ Perez, Robert Bolick and Ray Parks (left to right) are expected to jostle at the top of the draft. Photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler (Perez and Bolick) and Michael Gatpandan (Parks)

San Beda happy to prove it can win vs CJ Perez-led Lyceum

Nov 12, 2018 - 11:45 PM

Red Lions head coach Boyet Fernandez defends that the school has nothing to do with the Pirates star's suspension in Game 1 of the NCAA finals

DYNASTIC. The San Beda Red Lions win their 11th NCAA title in the last 13 seasons. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Robert Bolick wants the 'best' from CJ Perez in NCAA finals Game 2

Nov 12, 2018 - 12:34 PM

As the Lyceum star returns from his suspension, the San Beda stalwart braces for a battle

STARS COLLIDE. Robert Bolick and CJ Perez will duel it out in Game 2 of the NCAA Season 94 finals. File photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler

CJ Perez disqualified from MVP, Mythical 5 race

Nov 06, 2018 - 2:41 PM

Because of his one-game suspension, Lyceum star CJ Perez has been disqualified from winning any individual awards in NCAA Season 94

NO MVP. Lyceum Pirates' star Cjay Perez will not be receiving any individual awards in his last year in the NCAA. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Lyceum star CJ Perez suspended for Game 1 of NCAA Finals 2018

Nov 05, 2018 - 4:48 PM

The NCAA apparently finds Perez to have violated a rule stating that all players must notify the league prior to submitting an application for the PBA draft

SIDELINED. CJ Perez (middle) will be turned into a spectator as the Lyceum Pirates clash with the San Beda Red Lions in Game 1 of the NCAA finals. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

What is Columbian looking for in its top PBA draft pick?

Oct 27, 2018 - 9:08 PM

Dyip head coach Johnedel Cardel bares he already has someone in mind for the No. 1 pick

SUPER ROOKIES. CJ Perez, Robert Bolick and Ray Parks (left to right) are touted to battle for the Top 3 spots in the upcoming PBA draft. File photos by Josh Albelda

Unbeaten Lyceum fights off late JRU scare

Sep 07, 2018 - 8:35 PM

CJ Perez tows the Lyceum Pirates to their 11th straight victory in the NCAA men's basketball tournament

WORKHORSE. Lyceum star CJ Perez proves too much again for the JRU Bombers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NCAA MVP CJ Perez drops career-high 31 as Lyceum whips Arellano

Jul 24, 2018 - 3:58 PM

The LPU Pirates extend their regular season winning streak

MVP FORM. LPU Pirates and reigning NCAA MVP CJ Perez displays razor-sharp form in their defeating Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Back on top: Beda's Bolick still looks up to 3 Ateneo players

Jun 22, 2018 - 6:26 PM

The scribes' choice for Collegiate Basketball Player of the Year admits emulating fellow varsity standouts

FIRST. Robert Bolick becomes the first NCAA standout to win the 2018 Collegiate Basketball Awards' Collegiate Player of the Year plum. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ravena, Bolick to be honored in collegiate basketball awards

Jun 20, 2018 - 4:28 PM

Ateneo's Thirdy Ravena and San Beda's Robert Bolick lead the Mythical Team selection in the UAAP-NCAA Press Corps gala

KEY COGS. Ateneo star Thirdy Ravena and San Beda standout Robert Bolick play key roles in their teams’ championship runs.

Marinerong Pilipino pulls plug on Zark’s-Lyceum comeback in D-League opener

Jan 18, 2018 - 10:01 PM

Renzo Subido comes up big with 20 points, including 4 late free throws to seal the win

OPENING DAY. Both teams were virtually tied in field goal shooting but what cost the Jawbreakers the game is their 10 missed free throws. Photo by PBA Images

Kobe Paras, Thirdy Ravena banner '23 for 23' Gilas pool roster

Jan 05, 2018 - 1:21 PM

The list is 'by no means final' but if Gilas sticks with all players, no one on the national team roster would be older than 30 in 2023

YOUNG GUNS. The next version of the national team could be led by rising youngsters Thirdy Ravena, Robert Bolick and Kobe Paras. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Seven Blue Eagles face uncertain UAAP future due to academics

May 28, 2016 - 6:53 PM

Some big names for Ateneo may be unable to play this season due to academic issues

Baldwin on CJ Perez: ‘Very explosive athlete’ with ‘a lot to learn about the game’

Feb 03, 2016 - 4:36 PM

Does Baldwin expect Ateneo to compete for a UAAP title?

Clutch Mariano powers UST past SSC-R

May 10, 2013 - 4:47 PM

Aljon Mariano scored 13 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter to lift UST to an 83 79 win over San Sebastian

MARIANO SHINES. The forward delivered in the clutch for UST. Photo by Rappler/Josh Albelda.