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WATCH: UP Maroons carry banged-up Akhuetie after UE win

Oct 12, 2019 - 9:29 PM

Bright Akhuetie usually does the heavy lifting for the Maroons, but this time, his UP teammates make sure to carry him – quite literally

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

LOOK: Akhuetie, Stockton figure in altercation at UP-FEU match

Oct 07, 2019 - 6:06 PM

Tempers flare as Alec Stockton falls on Bright Akhuetie, who then delivers a hit in the mouth

HIGHLY CHARGED. Despite taking a hit, Alec Stockton and FEU escape Bright Akhuetie and UP in overtime. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler


Akhuetie blasts 'shitty' officiating after blowout loss

Sep 29, 2019 - 9:52 PM

'The referee was shitty no doubt,' says Bright Akhuetie after UP coach Bo Perasol's ejection

QUESTIONABLE. Bright Akhuetie slams the officiating in the Battle of Katipunan. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Akhuetie puzzled with UP’s character after another near-meltdown

Sep 21, 2019 - 9:43 PM

In a season full of comebacks and close calls, Bright Akhuetie says the star-studded UP Maroons need to get it together

STAYING SHARP. Reigning MVP Bright Akhuetie continues to average a double-double for the Maroons. Photo release

Ravena, Bolick headline All-Collegiate Team

May 25, 2019 - 3:08 PM

This season’s top 5 collegiate basketball players come from 4 different schools

SEASON’S BEST. Varsity stars (from left) Perpetual’s Prince Eze, UP’s Bright Akhuetie, Ateneo’s Thirdy Ravena, San Beda’s Robert Bolick, and UP’s Paul Desiderio deliver highlight reel-worthy performances this season.

Bright Akhuetie: No basketball, for now

Dec 09, 2018 - 11:12 AM

After a historic yet grueling UAAP season, the UP star just wants to ‘get lost in the province and hide from the world’

TIME OUT. After a stellar season, Bright Akhuetie turns his attention to studying and getting a much deserved break. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Akhuetie tops UAAP Season 81 individual awards

Dec 05, 2018 - 5:26 PM

UP's Bright Akhuetie makes sure to celebrate this season's top individual award with the rest of the Fighting Maroons

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Bright spot: Akhuetie delivers despite keeping illness secret

Nov 24, 2018 - 8:22 PM

'I don’t want to be in the situation where I tell them that I can’t do it and their spirits will go down,' says UP's Final Four hero Bright Akhuetie

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Bright Akhuetie bags UAAP Season 81 MVP plum

Nov 19, 2018 - 10:40 AM

The UP Fighting Maroons' Nigerian center is crowned MVP in his first year in the UAAP

SPOTLIGHT. Bright Akhuetie leads the UAAP MVP race in Season 81. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: UP vs UE – UAAP Season 81

Oct 21, 2018 - 11:52 AM

The leading MVP contenders collide as Bright Akhuetie's UP Maroons take on Alvin Pasaol's UE Red Warriors

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Akhuetie, Pasaol lead UAAP Season 81 MVP race

Oct 13, 2018 - 11:34 PM

UP center Bright Akhuetie and UE's Alvin Pasaol emerge as the top statistical leaders at the end of the UAAP first round

MAIN MAN. UP's Nigerian center Bright Akhuetie delivers as advertised. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

UP'S Bright Akhuetie raring to 'bounce back real hard'

Sep 27, 2018 - 9:10 AM

After a wasted 20-20 game, the prized UP recruit can't wait to get back on court against next foe La Salle

HEADS UP. Bright Akhuetie hopes to bring in the numbers – and the win – when UP battles La Salle this weekend. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Double whammy for Akhuetie as UP absorbs 2nd straight loss

Sep 24, 2018 - 2:40 PM

The Fighting Maroons big man is hampered by a hand injury and FEU's menacing defense in a blowout loss

SKIDDING. After an emphatic win in their season opener, Bright Akhueti and the UP Fighting Maroons lose back-to-back games. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


Ateneo spoils Bright Akhuetie's birthday, but it's okay

Sep 13, 2018 - 12:10 PM

The UP Fighting Maroons' new foreign player remains positive despite the loss

UP's Bright Akhuetie 'not yet' at peak form after 15-18 stat

Sep 08, 2018 - 7:26 PM

Even after UP's 29-point victory, coach Bo Perasol says the Maroons can't get too excited yet

DOMINANT. Bright Akhuetie delivers the numbers but remains far from satisfied. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Chance to cement a legacy brought Akhuetie to UP, says Perasol

Jan 11, 2017 - 4:00 PM

The head coach also believes the arrival of the import is another sign that the UP program is heading toward the right direction

Center Bright Akhuetie commits to UP Fighting Maroons

Jan 10, 2017 - 5:29 PM

The 6 foot 7 Akhuetie is expected to see action come UAAP Season 81 following a year of residency

MR. BRIGHTSIDE. Bright Akhuetie shines like a diamond during the All-Star Game. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Player-coach brawl mars Perpetual Help Altas practice

Sep 24, 2016 - 10:32 PM

All is not smooth sailing in Las Piñas after Perpetual s big man and head coach get into a physical clash

NCAA suspends Perpetual Help, EAC players for parking lot brawl

Sep 24, 2015 - 7:13 PM

Raymond Pascua of EAC and Nikko Cabiltes of Perpetual Help will miss 3 outings for their respective teams while EAC’s Enjerico Diego and Sidney Onwubere received a one game ban

Thompson’s triple-double powers Perpetual Help past Saint Benilde

Sep 18, 2015 - 3:55 PM

Earl Scottie Thompson turns in his sixth triple double as Perpetual Help improves to 10 4

PERPETUAL MOTION. Earl Scottie Thompson was unstoppable against St. Benilde. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Akhuetie’s game-winner gives Perpetual Help vs San Beda

Sep 10, 2015 - 8:17 PM

Perpetual Help’s Nigerian reinforcement Bright Akhuetie registers 31 markers 11 boards and 4 assists

BRIGHT SPOT. Bright Akhuetie of Perpetual rises to the rim against San Beda's Ola Adeogun. Photo by Czaesar Dancel/Rappler

NCAA to hold second annual All-Star game Friday

Aug 20, 2015 - 1:43 AM

Some of the best and brightest of the NCAA will showcase their abilities on the same court in the second annual All Star game

HEY NOW YOU'RE AN ALL-STAR. Jiovani Jalalon of Arellano University will be one of the players whose talents will be on display at the All-Star game. File photo by Josh Albelda

Akhuetie lifts Perpetual Help in OT vs JRU

Aug 18, 2015 - 6:58 PM

Earl Scottie Thompson also plays well finishing with a triple double

Akhuetie shines as Altas pull away late from Chiefs

Aug 06, 2015 - 7:30 PM

Reigning NCAA MVP Earl Scottie Thompson is limited to 11 points but pulls down 16 rebounds and dishes out 7 assists in the win

San Beda edges Perpetual Help, gets solo second NCAA lead

Jul 28, 2015 - 8:20 PM

San Beda College ekes out a win over University of Perpetual Help System Dalta in a game that has gone down the wire

Thompson registers triple-double as Perpetual Help dominates San Sebastian

Jul 17, 2015 - 4:36 PM

The University of Perpetual Help System Dalta once again seized the top spot in the 91st NCAA basketball tournament by trouncing San Sebastian College Recoletos

Perpetual Help guns for solo NCAA lead

Jul 06, 2015 - 3:56 PM

With two triumphs in a row Perpetual is currently tied with San Beda College and Colegio de San Juan de Letran but can break away with a win over Mapua

Reigning MVP Earl Scottie Thompson and Perpetual Help are aiming to break away from the NCAA pack. File photo by Josh Albelda

Perpetual downs Benilde behind Akhuetie’s monster performance

Jul 03, 2015 - 5:12 PM

Akhuetie shines bright as Perpetual takes care of Benilde

SHINING BRIGHT. The 6-foot-8 Nigerian reinforcement Bright Akhuetie lifted Perpetual with a monstrous performance, tallying a team-high 44 points with 19 rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler