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'Fireman' Belangel answers Ateneo’s call in 3-peat clincher

Nov 22, 2019 - 7:50 PM

Basking in the glory of their season sweep, the Ateneo seniors make sure to give props to their little brother SJ Belangel for dousing the Tigers' fire

GUTSY. SJ Belangel delivers in crucial stretches in the title-clinching match. Photo release

UAAP Player of the Week Belangel blossoming for title-seeking Ateneo

Nov 04, 2019 - 2:37 PM

SJ Belangel comes up big as Ateneo seals the first 14-0 sweep and outright finals berth in UAAP seniors basketball since UE achieved the feat 12 years ago

BIG DREAMS. SJ Belangel says he is dedicating his fine play to his seniors to give them a fitting farewell. Photo from UAAP

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’s collapse not a rookie problem, says Tab Baldwin

Sep 09, 2018 - 9:12 PM

The champion mentor says there were problems overall, and not just from the younger side of the team

LEARNING EXPERIENCE. Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin expects his rookies to learn from their first-game heartbreak. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

Blue Eagles dedicate Jones Cup run to injured rookie SJ Belangel

Jul 24, 2018 - 8:36 PM

Belangel undergoes a successful surgery as his teammates were in Taiwan

SIDELINED. SJ Belangel suffered from an orbital bone fracture in Ateneo's final game against Adamson in the Smart Breakdown Basketball Invitational. Photo from Twitter (@sjbelangel)

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

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

SJ Belangel overtakes Kai Sotto as best HS player in NBTC rankings

Feb 13, 2018 - 6:42 PM

SJ Belangel snatches the top spot over his towering teammate Kai Sotto, who reigned supreme in the rankings for 4 straight weeks

STAR. SJ Belangel cements himself as one of the best high school players in the country. Photo from Twitter (@sjbelangel)

NBTC 24 Week 2: Eaglet SJ Belangel catapults to top 3

Jan 22, 2018 - 9:28 PM

SJ Belangel leapfrogs Will Gozum in the rankings

TOP 3. SJ Belangel leaps from top 5 to top 3 in the second week of the NBTC rankings. Photo from Twitter (@sjbelangel)

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

Batang Gilas defeat Lebanon for fifth place finish

Nov 07, 2015 - 6:30 PM

Batang Gilas finished their run at the 2015 FIBA Asia Under 16 Championship in fifth place after defeating Lebanon

Will Gozum of the Philippines puts up a shot under the rim. Photo from

Batang Gilas pounds Indonesia to sweep SEABA U-16 championship

Apr 19, 2015 - 6:08 PM

Batang Gilas proved they are still the best under 16 hoops team in the region winning their third straight SEABA championship