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'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

WATCH: CJ McCollum jokes about Jamal Murray after IG scandal

Mar 28, 2020 - 5:36 PM

Speaking to teammate Damian Lillard live on the official NBA account on Instagram, CJ McCollum reacts to a comment alluding to the Jamal Murray scandal

STAR GUARDS. Jamal Murray and CJ McCollum have both been on a tear before the NBA shut down its season due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photos by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP (Murray) and Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP (McCollum)

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

NBA fines Blazers' McCollum, Kings' Len for shoving match

Mar 09, 2020 - 1:06 PM

CJ McCollum and Alex Len almost come to blows after shoving each other

PUNISHED. CJ McCollum has been fined $20,000 for shoving Alex Len and trying to escalate the altercation. File photo from Twitter/@trailblazers

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

Blazers' McCollum taking break from autographs amid coronavirus fears

Mar 02, 2020 - 9:40 PM

The NBA, NHL, and MLB have all said they are monitoring developments regarding the coronavirus, which has reached every continent except Antarctica

CAUTIOUS. CJ McCollum has urged fans to follow tips on preventing the spread of the virus, such as frequent handwashing. Photo from Instagram/@trailblazers

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

Cansino, Prado share UAAP Player of the Week award

Oct 21, 2019 - 5:14 PM

CJ Cansino proves why he was named team captain even as a sophomore, while Mar Prado joins an elite company with a sensational scoring outburst

KEY COGS. Mar Prado and CJ Cansino both come up big for their respective teams. Photos from UAAP

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

Cansino, youthful UST fight to avoid another meltdown

Sep 20, 2019 - 1:32 PM

The UST Tigers vow to regain their gung-ho form after a surprising endgame collapse

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ayo brands teenage captain CJ Cansino as the 'complete' leader

Sep 06, 2019 - 4:10 PM

UST coach Aldin Ayo says the Tigers boast not only a scrappy swingman in CJ Cansino but also an ideal captain

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

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

CJ McCollum, Trail Blazers agree to $100M extension

Jul 31, 2019 - 10:17 AM

After locking up Damian Lillard, Portland makes sure CJ McCollum will also be around as the Trail Blazers vie to contend in the Western Conference again

CJ McCollum. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)

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

Chef Mario Batali charged for indecent assault and battery

May 24, 2019 - 11:55 AM

Celebrity chef Mario Batali has been accused of sexual assault by several women

La Salle's CJ Saga plays down Dawn Macandili comparisons

Apr 18, 2019 - 3:43 PM

'I will never be Dawn Macandili. There will never be another Dawn Macandili,' says CJ Saga

FOR THE TEAM. Cj Saga does her best to help La Salle shoot for a four-peat title. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

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

'Fresh start, new vision': Bersamin rings in 2019, his last year as Chief Justice

Dec 31, 2018 - 4:23 PM

'Let us take the time to...discern our experiences and learn from them, guided by a renewed hope, fresh start and new vision,' says Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin

CHIEF JUSTICE. Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin during his press conference on November 28, 2018, after he took an an oath as the 25th Chief Justice of the Philippines. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

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)

No regrets for Cansino after stellar UAAP season ended by injury

Nov 19, 2018 - 3:11 PM

The rookie gives himself a 10 out of 10 grade for his performance for the Growling Tigers

BIG GAME. CJ Cansino finishes his rookie season in the UAAP with a double-double average. Photo by Josh Albelda

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

UP eliminates UST as star rookie Cansino suffers injury

Nov 10, 2018 - 6:40 PM

The Maroons stay in the Final Four hunt as UP takes advantage of the absence of young UST sensation CJ Cansino

STAT-STUFFER. UP's Bright Akhuetie drops another huge double-double. Photo by Joaquin Flores

CJ Cansino fights through pain for Final Four hopeful UST

Nov 09, 2018 - 10:56 PM

Whether or not UST reaches the UAAP semis, the Tigers can rest easy knowing that Cansino’s heart is in the right place

FIGHTER. UST rookie CJ Cansino puts his injury concerns aside. Photo by Josh Albelda

McCollum's 40 points propel Blazers over Bucks

Nov 07, 2018 - 3:24 PM

The Portland Trail Blazers deal Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks just their second loss of the season

ON FIRE. Portland’s CJ McCollum erupts for 19 points in the 3rd quarter alone. PHOTO BY Stacy Revere/Getty Images/AFP

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 do trip-dub studs Juan GDL, CJ Cansino have in common?

Oct 31, 2018 - 8:11 PM

UP's Juan Gomez de Liaño and UST's CJ Cansino share more than just record triple-double feats

Rookie record: Triple-double party for birthday boy Cansino

Oct 28, 2018 - 8:27 PM

Young sensation CJ Cansino celebrates but also dedicates his record numbers to the UST community and coaches who sacrifice for the team

SUPER ROOKIE. UST's future certainly looks bright with CJ Cansino at the helm. 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

IN NUMBERS: UST vs NU – UAAP Season 81

Oct 21, 2018 - 10:47 AM

It's a battle between two rookie sensations as UST's CJ Cansino faces NU's Dave Ildefonso

FIERY FRESHMEN. UST'S CJ Cansino and NU's Dave Ildefonso go at it again. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ayo heaps praises on Cansino, tells him to be UST’s Nambatac

Oct 06, 2018 - 4:41 PM

UST coach Aldin Ayo thinks rookie sensation CJ Cansino can take a cue from his former champion Letran ward Rey Nambatac

YOUNG STAR. Rookie CJ Cansino has been UST’s stellar surprise this season. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

CJ Cansino convinced skidding UST has yet to play its best

Oct 02, 2018 - 9:59 AM

'Hindii ko pa nakikita 'yung 100% na kung paano maglaro 'yung UST,' says the super rookie

HUNGRY. CJ Cansino vows to do what he can to help the UST Growling Tigers win. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Rookie CJ Cansino’s heart has always belonged to UST

Sep 09, 2018 - 9:23 AM

Despite the Tigers' loss, CJ Cansino proved to be the bright spot in their UAAP opening campaign

STELLAR DEBUT. UST’s CJ Cansino drops a double-double in his UAAP men’s basketball debut. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

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

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Aug 16, 2018 - 1:38 PM

The former child star, who is out on bail, posts a selfie with Coco Martin