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Standhardinger, Aguilar beg off from Gilas Pilipinas

Feb 06, 2020 - 7:10 PM

Bad news hit Gilas Pilipinas as Christian Standhardinger and Japeth Aguilar decide to skip the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers

NEXT TIME. Christian Standhardinger assures he will be ready for the next window should Gilas Pilipinas need his services. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Standhardinger caps fresh start in NorthPort with first Best Player award

Jan 15, 2020 - 7:15 PM

Traded in the middle of the PBA Governors' Cup, Christian Standhardinger shows he can put up monster numbers and lead a team to success

STELLAR CAMPAIGN. Christian Standhardinger beats out former teammate June Mar Fajardo for the coveted plum. Photo from PBA Images

Standhardinger sees 'humble' NorthPort becoming a great team

Dec 22, 2019 - 10:25 PM

Christian Standhardinger lauds NorthPort despite bowing out to Barangay Ginebra in 4 games of their best-of-five semifinals series in the PBA Governors' Cup

BOUNCE BACK. Christian Standhardinger says NorthPort reaching the semifinals is a step in the right direction. Photo from PBA Images

Standhardinger bucks fatigue from 3OT game to practice for Gilas Pilipinas

Nov 28, 2019 - 4:17 PM

Merely hours after setting a PBA record in minutes played by a local, Christian Standhardinger shows up for the team gearing up for the 2019 SEA Games

FOR PILIPINAS. Christian Standhardinger shows his dedication for the country. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

After trade, Standhardinger out to prove he's a 'good basketball player'

Oct 24, 2019 - 9:05 AM

Christian Standhardinger plays a whopping 45 minutes in his NorthPort debut – a far cry from his average of 12.8 minutes for a loaded San Miguel squad

FRESH START. Christian Standhardinger does not disappoint in his debut for NorthPort. Photo from PBA Images

Standhardinger still shows up for Gilas Pilipinas practice despite trade

Oct 14, 2019 - 10:01 PM

National team coach Tim Cone says he is 'proud' of Christian Standhardinger for not using his trade from San Miguel to NorthPort as an excuse to skip practice

DETERMINED. Christian Standhardinger shows his dedication to Gilas Pilipinas. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

San Miguel ships Standhardinger to NorthPort for Tautuaa

Oct 14, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Christian Standhardinger and Mo Tautuaa exchange places following a shocking trade

GOODBYE. Christian Standhardinger bids farewell to San Miguel after helping the Beermen win two PBA titles. Photo from PBA Images

PBA slaps Standhardinger, Abueva with hefty fines

Apr 16, 2019 - 7:42 PM

The San Miguel center incurs a flagrant foul penalty 2, while the Phoenix forward flashes the dirty finger on multiple occasions

FINED. Christian Standhardinger and Calvin Abueva do not go scot-free for their antics in Game 2 of the San Miguel-Phoenix semifinals duel. Photo from PBA images

Ejected Standhardinger says hit on Abueva an accident

Apr 15, 2019 - 11:40 PM

The Filipino-German is sent to the locker room early, but San Miguel gets the job done against Phoenix for a 2-0 semis lead

TOSSED OUT. Christian Standhardinger logs in only 9 minutes in San Miguel's Game 2 win over Phoenix due to his ejection. Photo from PBA Images

Talent-laden Gilas should focus on chemistry, says Standhardinger

Nov 20, 2018 - 6:45 AM

In the first of a string of tuneup games to prepare for the fifth window of the World Cup qualifiers, Team Pilipinas falls to Jordan

TOPSCORER. Christian Standhardinger paces Gilas Pilipinas against Jordan with 21 points. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Standhardinger leads Govs' Cup Best Player race

Nov 07, 2018 - 11:35 AM

The Filipino-German workhorse was the lone local to deliver double-double averages

TAKING OVER. With San Miguel missing the services of reigning four-time league MVP June Mar Fajardo, Christian Standhardinger has risen to the occasion. Photo from PBA Images

Standhardinger fires back at Phelps over 'regular team' comment

Oct 13, 2018 - 10:28 AM

The Filipino-German hopes import Eugene Phelps 'doesn't feel too bad' after Phoenix got ripped by a 'regular' San Miguel squad

LAST LAUGH. Christian Standhardinger (left) gets the last laugh against Eugene Phelps as San Miguel rolls on to a 17-point win over Phoenix. Photos from PBA Images

Gilas falls prey to Iran in World Cup qualifiers

Sep 13, 2018 - 10:25 PM

Gilas slides to a 4-3 record as Iran takes the Group F lead at 6-1

BIG GAME. The Iranians spoil Christian Standhardinger'€™s huge outing for Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from FIBA

From Asiad to Araneta, Standhardinger delivers

Sep 01, 2018 - 11:32 PM

Barely a day since helping the Philippine men's basketball team to its best Asian Games finish in 16 years, the Filipino-German drops a career-high in points

NO REST. Christian Standhardinger returns from the Asian Games with all guns blazing. Photo from PBA Images

Standhardinger rues missed medal: 'We all made mistakes'

Aug 29, 2018 - 12:27 AM

The Filipino-German workhorse believes everyone – and not just head coach Yeng Guiao – is responsible for the Philippines slipping to the consolation round

SCORING MACHINE. Christian Standhardinger vents his ire against Japan with a game-high 27 points as the Philippines secures at least a sixth-place finish in the 2018 Asian Games. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Christian Standhardinger skips sister's wedding for Gilas

Aug 25, 2018 - 7:56 PM

The Gilas center-forward misses out on his sister's wedding in Germany

EMOTIONAL. Christian Standhardinger admits it was tough missing a special family occasion. Photo from Asian Games website

LOOK: PH allies Clarkson, Standhardinger once met in US NCAA

Aug 20, 2018 - 4:58 PM

Five years ago, Jordan Clarkson and Christian Standhardinger shared the same basketball court

ONE-TWO PUNCH. Christian Standhardinger (left) and Jordan Clarkson reinforce the Philippine team in the 2018 Asian Games. Photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler and Maddie Meyer/AFP

Worth the risk: Jordan Clarkson takes final PH spot

Aug 10, 2018 - 10:27 PM

The Philippine men's basketball team holds on to the slim chance that the Filipino-American NBA player can suit up for the 2018 Asian Games

NO GUARANTEE. Jordan Clarkson has yet to get cleared, but national team coach Yeng Guiao takes a chance on him anyway. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

ATHLETE'S CORNER: Standhardinger shoots baskets – and vlogs

Aug 04, 2018 - 8:26 PM

The Filipino-German PBA player drops video blogs to share the ups and downs of his new life in the Philippines

Silver lining: Standhardinger stands out in SMB blowout loss

Jul 28, 2018 - 3:22 PM

San Miguel Beer coach Leo Austria says his prized rookie is ready to take on heavier minutes in the best-of-7 championship series

DOWN THE DRAIN. Christian Standhardinger' career-best 26 points goes for naught in San Miguel's 99-127 Game 1 loss to Barangay Ginebra in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals. Photo from PBA Images

PH takes baby steps in world 3x3: ‘No substitute for preparation’

Jun 15, 2018 - 12:40 PM

A dedicated 3x3 basketball team – or even a league – may just help the country's campaign in the world stage

SURPRISE RUN. Christian Standhardinger and the Gilas Pilipinas 3x3 team still pulled off a couple of upsets despite their limited practice time. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

Standhardinger bucks injury in PH's 3x3 World Cup opener

Jun 09, 2018 - 5:02 PM

The Filipino-German allays fears as he provides immediate impact for the Gilas Pilipinas 3x3 squad

HEIGHT ADVANTAGE. Christian Standhardinger's height allows Philippines to match up with taller teams. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

After sitting out 2 SMB games, Standhardinger back for 3x3 World Cup

Jun 07, 2018 - 9:49 PM

The Filipino-German will 'do everything in his power' to represent the country in the FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2018

'GOOD TO GO'? Gilas Pilipinas team manager states that Christian Standhardinger will be playing in the 2018 FIBA 3x3 World Cup. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

'No guarantee' for Standhardinger to see action in FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2018

Jun 06, 2018 - 10:49 PM

Standhardinger is still recovering from knee-related issues as he continues to sit out in SMB's games

HOPEFUL. Christian Standhardinger still shows commitment to the Gilas Pilipinas 3x3 team. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Standhardinger likens PBA to a combo of boxing, martial arts

May 13, 2018 - 11:48 PM

The Filipino-German vows to make adjustments after getting a dose of PBA physicality

'DIFFERENT SPORT’. Christian Standhardinger will start lifting weights to become stronger. Photo by PBA Images

WATCH: Christian Standhardinger documents PBA debut in vlog

May 12, 2018 - 11:35 PM

The Filipino-German rookie has his own YouTube channel

VLOGGER. Christian Standhardinger shows his personal side in his YouTube channel. Photo by PBA Images

ABL 'more physical,' Standhardinger says in PBA debut

May 10, 2018 - 12:07 AM

The Filipino-German debuts with 4 points, 5 rebounds, two assists and two steals against two turnovers and 5 fouls in San Miguel's loss to Meralco

TEAM PLAYER. Christian Standhardinger says he will accept any role he will be given as a part of the San Miguel Beermen. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Standhardinger shines as Hong Kong edges Alab Pilipinas

Nov 19, 2017 - 11:33 PM

Christian Standhardinger leads the defending champions in their opening campaign in the ABL

SHINING. Christian Standhardinger plays for Hong Kong Eastern in the ABL. Photo by Richard Esguerra

TNT denounces Narvasa's 'uncalled for' statement on Standhardinger situation

Oct 30, 2017 - 2:47 PM

TNT claims they passed Standhardinger's papers as a representative of Gilas Pilipinas in a 'sincere gesture to assist' the Fil-German player

TNT EXPLODES. The TNT KaTropa issued a statement saying that Chito Narvasa's decision to divulge that TNT also submitted papers on behalf of Christian Standhardinger "just proves he is biased.” File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

[OPINION] Seeing the SMB-Kia trade through the eyes of a football fan

Oct 30, 2017 - 12:00 PM

PBA fans voiced their outrage at the deal, but Bob Guerrero offers another perspective from which to view the trade

IN ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE. The trade that allowed San Miguel to pick Christian Standhardinger seems unfair, but those kinds of deals are familiar in the established pecking order of European football. File photo by FIBA

Top pick Standhardinger thrilled to play alongside four-time MVP Fajardo

Oct 30, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Christian Standhardinger and June Mar Fajardo will form a formidable frontcourt duo for the San Miguel Beermen

#FAJARDINGER. Standhardinger will be towering with the Kraken in SMB. Photo by PBA Images

San Miguel Beermen pick Standhardinger first overall in 2017 PBA Draft

Oct 29, 2017 - 4:48 PM

Kiefer Ravena is selected second by NLEX while Raymar Jose goes third to Blackwater

FIRST OVERALL PICK. Christian Standhardinger will bolster a San Miguel Beermen squad that had won two titles this past season. Photo by PBA Images

PBA commissioner approves controversial Kia-San Miguel trade for top draft pick

Oct 27, 2017 - 8:14 PM

Commissioner Narvasa says he previously rejected two versions of the deal

TRADE APPROVED. Chito Narvasa says he only approved the trade when San Miguel agreed to part with veteran Ronald Tubid. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Standhardinger skips draft combine, but tweets: ‘Everything is good’

Oct 23, 2017 - 5:42 PM

Christian Standhardinger says his current 'live' contract in Hong Kong is the reason for his absence in the PBA Draft Combine

SAFE. Standhardinger assures fans that he is eligible for the PBA Draft on Sunday, October 29. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

'Rough summer' worth it for Standhardinger with first gold as Gilas member

Aug 27, 2017 - 1:38 PM

Standhardinger is one of the first to drape the Philippine flag over his shoulders after the final buzzer sounded and water bottles came flying from the Gilas bench

FIRST GOLD. Christian Standhardinger wins his first gold playing for the Philippines. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Gilas Pilipinas conquers SEA Games once more with 18th gold medal

Aug 26, 2017 - 9:57 PM

UPDATED The Philippine national men s basketball team beats Indonesia in lopsided fashion to cap off another gold medal victory

ANOTHER GOLD. The Philippines remains the undisputed basketball kings of Southeast Asia. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

All-Filipino 'puso' on display for German-born Standhardinger

Aug 12, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Christian Standhardinger vowed an all heart performance for Gilas before the FIBA Asia Cup started So far he has lived up to his word

PERSISTENCE. Christian Standhardinger has demonstrated plenty of 'puso' so far in his Gilas Pilipinas career. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Cruz, Standhardinger ready for battle in Gilas double duty

Aug 03, 2017 - 5:29 PM

Standhardinger and Cruz are wary of fatigue in the back to back tournaments but are hoping to come back with top honors in the FIBA Asia Cup and SEA Games

DOUBLE DUTY. Christian Standhardinger, coming off a stint in the Jones Cup, will also see action in the FIBA Asia Cup and SEA Games. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Fil-German Standhardinger vows an all-heart performance for Gilas

Jul 09, 2017 - 5:26 PM

Christian Standhardinger says the style of play is different in the Philippines but is figuring it out along the way

Chot Reyes says Gilas’ offense ‘a hell lot better’

Jul 08, 2017 - 3:28 PM

The veteran coach also thinks the Gilas’ spacing timing and execution were better than the previous tune up game

Gilas practice to resume with Kobe Paras, Kiefer Ravena - Chot

Jun 09, 2017 - 7:25 PM

Kobe Paras Kiefer Ravena Raymar Jose and Christian Standhardinger are named to the Gilas practice pool

NEW ADDITIONS. Kiefer Ravena and Kobe Paras have been invited to join Gilas Pilipinas practice. Photo from Jeron Teng's Twitter