MATT Nieto has always been as a business-savvy person.That's why when the opportunity knocked, the gutsy Ateneo playmaker willingly took the chance even if the country is still under quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the ...
Jul 8, 2020
THIRDY Ravena has always stepped his game up whenever Ateneo is in the UAAP Finals.Former teammates are confident the 6-foot-3 swingman can also make his mark overseas as he prepares for a stint with San-En NeoPhoenix in the ...
Jun 25, 2020
NOT even the hoops hiatus can stop the Nieto twins from handing out assists.Service seems to run in the blood of Mike and Matt Nieto as they tap their wide network to help their uncle and ninong, who also happens to ...
Mar 23, 2020
BALL is life for the Nieto family despite Metro Manila going under community quarantine.In an Instagram story posted by Mike Nieto, the brothers, together with their father Jet, laced up their sneakers and got their shots up inside their own indoor ...
Mar 16, 2020
IT'S going to be a little unfamiliar, but Matt Nieto promised to rep his twin brother Mike as he takes the international stage with Gilas Pilipinas this weekend. It has been quite a long while without him by his side.When ...
Feb 21, 2020
THIRDY Ravena and twins Matt and Mike Nieto took their rightful place in the annals of Katipunan as Ateneo de Manila Grade School retired their jersey numbers on Wednesday.The ceremony was the centerpiece of the day's Parangal sa mga ...
Feb 19, 2020
AMONG the new entrants in the Gilas pool are young bloods who grew up battling each other from opposite sides of the court. But now, with Tab Baldwin manning the national squad, their new coach has left them a new challenge: Work ...
Feb 12, 2020
PBA
A LIFELONG dream.That's how much of the neophytes describe the realization of their aspirations when their names got called in the 2019 PBA Rookie Draft.Yet for twins Matt and Mike Nieto, them walking up the stage and getting ...
Dec 9, 2019
TAB Baldwin said five players picked in a special draft on Sunday will serve as building blocks for Gilas Pilipinas as the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) lays down the foundation for the 2023 Fiba World Cup.Isaac Go, Rey Suerte, Allyn ...
Dec 9, 2019
PBA
IT'S rare to see twins make the jump to the pros. But to have two?Well, the Nietos and the Marcelinos are hoping to do just that this 2019 PBA Rookie Draft.If brothers Matt and Mike as well as ...
Dec 5, 2019
PBA
ISAAC Go, Allyn Bulanadi, Rey Suerte, and twins Matt and Mike Nieto will be picked first in the 2019 PBA Rookie Draft this Sunday and will eventually be loaned to Gilas Pilipinas.Sources bared that the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) and ...
Dec 5, 2019
PBA
THE Marcelinos aren't the only twins applying for the 2019 PBA Rookie Draft.Ateneo's Nieto brothers Matt and Mike are entering the pro ranks as they submitted their applications on Wednesday."It's a great opportunity for ...
Nov 27, 2019
MATT Nieto has gotten accustomed to Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin refusing to be content, pointing out his flaws and shortcomings as he, day-in and day-out, got showered with criticisms alongside the rest of the Blue Eagles.But with the 6- ...
Nov 23, 2019
BEHIND every successful run executed by brothers Matt and Mike Nieto for Ateneo is an unspoken encouragement from their father Jet Nieto - whose gaze never fails to light a fire under the twins when it's most needed."Ever since we ...
Nov 21, 2019
EVERYBODY calls Ateneo a powerhouse team.But talk to coach Tab Baldwin when he first took the job four years ago and he will be frank to admit that he didn't envision this team to be the special kind that ...
Nov 21, 2019
FOR brothers Matt and Mike Nieto, bringing Ateneo its three-peat championship became a chance to meet a challenge from their father Jet Nieto, who was part of the Blue Eagles' back-to-back championship in the UAAP back in 1987 ...
Nov 20, 2019
EIGHTEEN days separate Ateneo from its final eliminations game against University of the Philippines on Wednesday and Game One of the Finals, scheduled on November 16.But as much of a question it is of rust, experience will surely play a factor ...
Nov 2, 2019
A QUICK glance at the stats sheet in Ateneo's win over National University on Saturday and nothing would seem out of place.It was another comfortable victory for the mighty Blue Eagles, 88-51, with their balanced attack allowing all but ...
Oct 26, 2019
SPENDING all their lives in Ateneo, the Nieto brothers acknowledged that Sunday's 77-69 win over La Salle may very well be their last rivalry game as they approach the end of their collegiate careers."Medyo malungkot kami ni Matt ...
Oct 13, 2019
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