Matthew Nieto named to FilOil Premier Cup Mythical Five

June 11, 2014
By: 
Paul Daza; Photos by Viva Sports Management, Jet & Girlie Nieto, and FilOil Flying V Facebook Page

Matthew Nieto (photo courtesy Viva Sports Management)
Though the Blue Eaglets finished the 2014 FilOil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup in third place (behind eventual juniors division champion FEU and first runner-up San Beda), an Ateneo de Manila High School cager still earned a slot among the prestigious Mythical Five at the tournament’s conclusion. Blue Eaglet point guard Joseph Matthew M. Nieto of the AHS’ 12-F section received his Mythical Five trophy last June 8 during the award ceremony at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan City. Matthew, as he’s known to friends and fans, has been playing for the Ateneo de Manila’s varsity basketball teams since he was in grade school. He is also one of three AHS Blue Eaglets in the Pilipinas Youth Team that will compete in the 2014 FIBA Under 17 World Championship in Dubai this August. This marks the first time that a Philippine U17 Youth Team has made it to FIBA World.   
Matthew Nieto during the Ateneo’s fight-for-3rd place game against La Salle Greenhills. The Eaglets won the overtime game, 108-105. This photo is from the facebook page of FilOil Flying V Sports.
Matthew's Mythical Five award. Photo courtesy of Jet & Girlie Nieto.