Matt Nieto - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Matt Nieto


Thirdy Ravena, Nietos relish historic Ateneo GS jersey retirement

Feb 19, 2020 - 7:49 PM

Back to where they all started, Thirdy Ravena and Nieto twins Matt and Mike earn an unprecedented Ateneo honor

Top 5 PBA draftees to be loaned to Gilas Pilipinas

Dec 05, 2019 - 4:27 PM

The move is part of Gilas Pilipinas' preparations for the 2023 FIBA World Cup

TOP DRAFTEE. Isaac Go is expected to be nabbed as the No. 1 overall pick. Photo from PBA Images

Two-time champ Jet Nieto proud of twin sons’ Ateneo 3-peat

Nov 22, 2019 - 11:41 AM

'There’s no better feeling in the world for Mike and me than to beat daddy’s record,' says Ateneo star Matt Nieto

WINNING TRIO. Nieto twins Mike (left) and Matt (right) surpass their father Jet's feat. Photo by Jasmine W. Payo/Rappler

Baldwin glad to be proven wrong by Ateneo seniors core

Nov 20, 2019 - 10:34 PM

Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin admits he once didn't think too highly of his veteran core: 'I’ll be honest. I didn’t see it'

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Nieto twins late to San Beda clash due to class

Jan 21, 2019 - 8:50 PM

Matt and Mike Nieto, together with Tyler Tio and Jolo Mendoza, arrive late to the game against San Beda since they had to attend class

STUDENTS FIRST. Matt Nieto squeezes in time to show up for the game midway in the third quarter. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Jet Nieto hopes twins Matt, Mike surpass his feat

Dec 14, 2018 - 6:50 PM

'It’s every father’s dream for your boys to outdo you,' says former Ateneo champion Jet Nieto

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

The real Matt Nieto shows up

Dec 04, 2018 - 1:18 PM

It may have taken a while, but it’s safe to say that the Matt Nieto we know finally returned

MAIN PLAYMAKER. Matt Nieto unconsciously takes up scoring duties to lift Ateneo to a Game 1 win in the best-of-three Finals series. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ateneo not affected by raucous U.P. crowd

Dec 04, 2018 - 12:37 PM

The Blue Eagles expect diehard UP fans to come in droves as the Fighting Maroons try to spoil their bid for a second straight UAAP championship

UNWAVERING. Matt Nieto keeps his composure to lead the Ateneo Blue Eagles past the Fighting Maroons with their 6th man. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

Payback-minded Matt Nieto really wanted to return vs Adamson

Nov 05, 2018 - 2:32 PM

The Blue Eagles exact revenge on the Soaring Falcons for their heartbreaking season-opening loss in the UAAP as the feisty guard comes back from injury

REDEMPTION. Matt Nieto says he targeted his return just in time as the Blue Eagles faced the Soaring Falcons again. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Minus Nieto twins, Ateneo still too much for UP

Oct 14, 2018 - 11:59 PM

Thirdy Ravena's season-best performance couldn't be any more timely as backup guard Tyler Tio also came through

STEPPING UP. Ateneo's Tyler Tio (right) proves his worth against UP. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler.

Matt Nieto: Ateneo’s blowout wins hardly matter vs La Salle

Oct 05, 2018 - 2:55 PM

The Blue Eagles certainly won’t underestimate the Green Archers in the most heated rivalry match of the UAAP

'ATENEO WAY'. Matt Nieto and Blue Eagles will need to play their trademark unselfish basketball to defeat bitter rivals DLSU Green Archers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Matt Nieto would rather have Joe Silva on Ateneo's side

Sep 26, 2018 - 7:50 PM

'Pero pag papapiliin ako, gusto ko coach ko pa rin siya. Dito siya sa seniors team namin kasi family talaga kami dito.'

SENTIMENTAL. Matt Nieto is still absorbing the fact that his former mentor is coaching someone else now. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Rappler Talk Sports: Ateneo Blue Eagles on 2018 Jones Cup campaign

Jul 27, 2018 - 11:01 AM

Thirdy Ravena, Matt Nieto and Isaac Go drop by the Rappler office to talk about their surprise run in the international club tournament

Cool heads Matt Nieto, Thirdy Ravena get thumbs-up, cash bonus

Jul 24, 2018 - 6:13 PM

For exceeding expectations and being class acts during the Jones Cup, Ravena and Nieto share P100,000 bonus


LOOK: Ateneo star Matt Nieto steals the show… and Kevin Durant’s cap

Jul 08, 2018 - 9:06 PM

The nifty Nieto makes sure to get more than just memories as souvenir from the NBA superstar

SHOWCASE. NBA MVP Kevin Durant struts his stuff again in his second Manila visit. 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.

Filipino athletes who made waves on social media in 2017

Dec 24, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Here are some of the most talked about local athletes and sports teams on Rappler's social media accounts for this year

WATCH: Matt, Mike Nieto throwback to Ateneo-La Salle rivalry from the bleachers

Dec 23, 2017 - 12:14 AM

Matt Nieto reminisces about the time when he was once part of the audience during an Ateneo-La Salle game

THROWBACK TIME. The young Nieto twins on the bleachers instead of the hard court. Screenshot from video

Promises and a lucky red shirt: Nieto twins continue father's legacy

Dec 05, 2017 - 8:45 PM

'Kasi pag si Mike, when he promises, it usually comes true'

LEGACY. An emotional Nieto family celebrated Matt and Mike's first senior's championship 30 years after Jet Nieto's first UAAP seniors championship in 1987. Photo by Christopher Cancio/The GUIDON

Ateneo's Mike Nieto 'motivated' after twin Matt got bloodied

Nov 25, 2017 - 9:55 PM

'Parang nasaktan din ako nung natamaan si Matt,' Ateneo's Mike Nieto says after his twin brother got bloodied at the UAAP Season 80 men's basketball finals

BLOODIED. Matt Nieto goes down with a bloodied forehead after Ben Mbala unintentionally elbows him down. Photo by Jerrick Esguerra

Ateneo trio, DLSU recruits headline 2nd SLAM Rising Stars

Mar 10, 2015 - 2:02 PM

The 2015 Slam Rising Stars Classic will feature the best high school cagers in the Philippines

The 2015 SLAM Rising Stars participants. Photo courtesy of SLAM

Best HS basketball players take stage at NBTC All-Star game

Mar 02, 2015 - 3:08 AM

Some of the Philippines’ up and coming basketball stars will be on full display in the 4th National Basketball Training Center All Star Game

The participants for this year's NBTC All-Star game. Photo by Andrew Pamorada

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

Batang Gilas U-17 cagers learn valuable lessons in FIBA World Championship

Aug 29, 2014 - 6:08 AM

For Jolo Mendoza and the Nieto brothers Matt and Mike the opportunity to represent the Philippines at the FIBA U 17 World Championship was an unforgettable experience

NEXT GENERATION. The Batang Gilas U-17 team learned much from their trip to the World Championship. Photo from the Batang Gilas Facebook page