MANILA, Philippines – Chris Tiu won't be coming back for another season of PBA basketball.
The 33-year-old guard announced on Tuesday, January 8, that he has decided to finally hang up his spurs after playing 6 years for the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters.
"My heartfelt gratitude to every person who has been part of my basketball journey!! Most especially to our Lord who makes all things possible. It's now time to move on. My heart is full. #17 signing off..." Tiu wrote on Twitter.
My heartfelt gratitude to every person who has been part of my basketball journey!! Most especially to our Lord who makes all things possible It’s now time to move on. My heart is full. #17 signing off... pic.twitter.com/BeuGJKObXz — Chris Tiu (@chris_tiu) January 8, 2019
Nabbed as 7th overall pick in the 2012 PBA Rookie Draft, Tiu became an integral part of the Elasto Painters' championship run in the 2016 Commissioner's Cup.
In his final year, he transformed into one of Rain or Shine's go-to cogs and ended his PBA career on a high note by dropping a career-high 30 points. – Rappler.com
Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.