Chris Banchero - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Chris Banchero


Banchero says job 'a lot easier' with guard-heavy Magnolia

Nov 07, 2019 - 9:52 AM

Chris Banchero enjoys a triumphant debut with Magnolia following a 16-point beating of Phoenix

FRESH START. Chris Banchero says Magnolia will be a tough team to beat once it develops chemistry. Photo from PBA Images

Banchero trade to Magnolia now official with PBA approval

Nov 03, 2019 - 8:58 PM

Chris Banchero bids farewell to Alaska after 5 years as he joins Magnolia in exchange for Rodney Brondial and Robbie Herndon

IMPACT PLAYER. Chris Banchero will try to make an immediate impact for Magnolia, which is seeking to retain its Governors' Cup title. Photo from PBA Images

Banchero's career-high 16 assists leaves Compton in awe

Feb 13, 2019 - 11:04 PM

The gutsy playmaker steers Alaska to its second straight win in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup

TAKING OVER. Chris Banchero steps up in the absence of Alaska's 4 usual starters. Photo from PBA Images

Chris Banchero fined by PBA for landing elbow on Ian Sangalang's face

Dec 17, 2018 - 2:18 PM

The Alaska guard joins Magnolia's Mark Barroca as the two players fined in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup finals

FINED. Chris Banchero's budget for the holidays has been slashed. Photo from PBA Images

Barroca: Banchero punching incident just heat of moment

Dec 13, 2018 - 9:59 AM

The Magnolia guard hit the Alaska standout's groin with a closed fist during Game 4 of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup finals

NO BAD BLOOD. Mark Barroca (right) says he and Chris Banchero are friends outside the court. Photo from PBA Images

Banchero promises Alaska fightback in Game 2

Nov 11, 2018 - 11:02 PM

The Aces seek to avoid going down 0-2 in their best-of-five semifinals series against Meralco

FROM THE GET-GO. Chris Banchero warns that Alaska couldn't afford another flat start against Meralco. Photo from PBA Images

PBA's top assist man Chris Banchero displays scoring prowess

Oct 22, 2018 - 7:08 AM

The 29-year-old proves he's more than just his passing genius as Alaska claims a share of No. 1 in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup

HOT HAND. Chris Banchero notches a career-high in points for Alaska. Photo from PBA Images

Chris Banchero returns to Alaska with aplomb

Aug 25, 2018 - 8:09 AM

Missing the entirety of the Aces' semifinals clash against San Miguel in the Commissioner's Cup, the Filipino-Italian makes up for lost time

RETURN. Chris Banchero plays his first official PBA game in more than a month. Photo from PBA Images

HIGHLIGHTS: Chris Banchero’s Rappler Sports Twitter Takeover

Jan 23, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Alaska Aces star Chris Banchero headlines the first Rappler Sports Twitter Takeover answering some interesting questions for fans

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Top PH athletes introduced as Gatorade ambassadors

Oct 23, 2015 - 5:25 PM

Mika Reyes Jeron Teng Alyssa Valdez and Chris Banchero are representatives of the popular energy drink which is celebrating its 50th year

Alaska extends Hontiveros, Baclao; Banchero, Menk, more remain

Aug 05, 2015 - 4:30 PM

Aces fans can already expect Dondon Hontiveros and Noy Baclao to return next PBA season

Banchero keeps growing, Alaska reaps reward

Jul 05, 2015 - 5:07 PM

Alaska coach Alex Compton said he wants nothing more from rookie Chris Banchero than constant growth

ROOKIE ON THE RISE. Point guard Chris Banchero is rising fast for the Alaska Aces. He is seen here attempting to break through the Star Hotshots defense in their semifinals game during the 2015 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Mallari up for challenge of guarding Alaska’s Casio, Abueva

Jun 29, 2015 - 5:45 AM

Alex Mallari may not be the most well known player on the Star Hotshots but he made a name for himself with his defensive effort against Terrence Romeo

HOTSHOT ON THE RISE. Alex Mallari proved his mettle by limited Globalport guard Terrence Romeo in game 2. Photo by PBA Images

Alaska rallies from 22 points down to nip Barako Bull

Jun 13, 2015 - 6:08 PM

The Aces are now tied for first place after the huge character win

Travis Romeo showed leadership as Alaska posted a come-from-behind victory over Barako Bull. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Alaska destroys KIA by 38, improve to 5-2

Jun 05, 2015 - 7:37 PM

The KIA Carnival suffer their worst defeat in franchise history

Alaska import Travis Romeo rattles the rim en route to a blowout win. Photo by Josh Albelda

NLEX snaps slide with upset of Alaska

Jun 02, 2015 - 6:52 PM

Imports Kwame Alexander and Michael Madanly combined for 56 points as the NLEX Road Warriors pulled off an upset of the Alaska Aces

NLEX player Mark Cardona growls during their win over Alaska. Photo by Josh Albelda

Aces roll past Elite for easy Govs Cup opening win

May 05, 2015 - 11:24 PM

Alaska opens the second half with a massive 20 4 run and wrests control of the contest for good

HIGH NOTE. American import Romeo Travis opened up his PBA stint with a double-double performance to help Alaska to its first win. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Clutch Banchero leads Aces in finals rematch vs Beermen

Feb 17, 2015 - 9:37 PM

Alaska improves to 2 2 in the standings while San Miguel remains winless with a 0 4 slate

CLUTCH. Alaska's Chris Banchero (L) goes up for a layup over the outstretched arms of San Miguel's Arwind Santos. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Purefoods off to strong 2-0 start after routing Alaska

Feb 03, 2015 - 10:13 PM

For the first time in a long time we seem to be ready this conference says Purefoods head coach Tim Cone

STRONG START. Purefoods import Marqus Blakely (R) drives past Alaska import DJ Covington (L), helping the Star Hotshots to a 2-0 start. Josh Albelda/Rappler

Alaska Aces hope fresh start and new pieces bring return to glory

Oct 13, 2014 - 7:04 PM

One of the most successful franchises in PBA history hope to rebound from a mediocre year with a new coach and new additions

NEW PIECES. Alaska Aces mainstays Jvee Casio and Sonny Thoss (seen in photo) will have help in their respective positions in the coming PBA Season. File photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Early struggles motivate PBA draftee Giorgio Umali

Sep 07, 2014 - 1:24 PM

Kia Sorentos draft pick Giorgio Umali says the memories of his parents sacrifices and criticism of detractors motivate him as his PBA career begins

DRIVEN. Kia draft pick Giorgio Umali will get his shot at a PBA career this coming season. Photo by Josh Albelda

Pringle, Alas lead PBA Draft class; Pacman selects self

Aug 24, 2014 - 4:41 PM

There were no surprises to begin the 2014 PBA Draft as Fil Am Stanley Pringle was picked first overall by Globalport while an absentee Manny Pacquiao drafted himself to Kia

PICK OF THE LITTER. The top 5 picks in the 2014 PBA Draft pose for photos. Photo by Josh Albelda

HIGHLIGHTS: PBA 2014 Rookie draft

Aug 24, 2014 - 3:04 PM

Rappler s live blog of the 2014 PBA Rookie Draft

Rappler's 2014 PBA Mock Draft (first round)

Aug 23, 2014 - 11:00 PM

Who will go first what do teams need and what surprises are in store? Enzo Flojo gives his thoughts on Sunday s PBA Draft

Banchero says he’s ‘worthy’ of top pick but happy to play for anybody

Aug 19, 2014 - 8:00 AM

I believe I’m worthy of a top pick I believe my ability shows that but I wanna go to a team that wants me Chris Banchero says

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Chris Banchero tops Day 1 of PBA Rookie Draft combine

Aug 18, 2014 - 8:07 PM

Banchero became the first player to top all tests in the rookie draft combine since it started in 1995

Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: PBA Draft Combine Day 1

Aug 18, 2014 - 2:53 PM

PBA Draft applicants showed off their stuff in Day 1 of the combine at the Gatorade Hoops Center

Christopher Banchero (R), a Fil-Am who most recently played for the PBA D-League's Boracay Rum Waves