Chris Timberlake
Chris Timberlake is a Filipino
Filipino people
The Filipino people or Filipinos are an Austronesian ethnic group native to the islands of the Philippines. There are about 92 million Filipinos in the Philippines, and about 11 million living outside the Philippines ....

United States
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 professional basketball player in the Philippines who currently plays for the Meralco Bolts
Meralco Bolts
The Meralco Bolts is a professional basketball team of the Philippine Basketball Association founded in 2010 when the Manila Electric Company bought the Sta...

. He was drafted in the 8th slot (7th overall) in the 2009 Philippine Basketball Association
Philippine Basketball Association
The Philippine Basketball Association , is a men's professional basketball league in the Philippines composed of 10 company-branded franchised teams. It is the first and oldest professional basketball league in Asia and the second oldest in the world after the NBA...

's 2009 Rookie Draft by the Ginebra Kings, but was traded to Purefoods in the same week.

Prior to being drafted in the Philippine Basketball League (PBL), Timberlake competed in the 2009 Flex Unity Cup as Point Guard
Point guard
Point guard , also called the play maker or "the ball-handler", is one of the standard positions in a regulation basketball game. A point guard has perhaps the most specialized role of any position – essentially, he is expected to run the team's offense by controlling the ball and making sure that...

 for the Oracle Titans. While with the Titans, he helped the squad capture their 7th straight PBL Championship. As one of their key players, Timberlake also nabbed the Finals MVP trophy. Timberlake is known for his quiet disposition; onlookers have compared him to NBA stars like Chris Paul
Chris Paul
Christopher Emmanuel Paul is an American professional basketball point guard for the New Orleans Hornets.Paul was born and raised in North Carolina. Despite only playing two varsity basketball seasons in high school, he was a McDonald's All-American and accepted a scholarship with nearby Wake...

 and Tim Hardaway
Tim Hardaway
Timothy Duane "Tim" Hardaway is a retired American basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association and who in his prime was one of the league's best point guards...

. Timberlake prides himself on observation, discipline, hard work, and prayer to get him to the next level.

He previously played for the PBL team Toyota Sparks during the Flex Linoleum Cup. The team failed to advance and decided to take a hiatus for the next conference. Timberlake was acquired by the Titans during the dispersal draft.

College basketball career

Timberlake attended the University of North Florida
University of North Florida
The University of North Florida is a public university located in Jacksonville, Florida. A member institution of the State University System of Florida, the university is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master’s...

 (UNF) under a full athletic scholarship
Athletic scholarship
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. Under Head Coach
Head coach
A head coach, senior coach or manager is a professional at training and developing athletes. They typically hold a more public profile and are paid more than other coaches...

 Matt Kilcullen
Matt Kilcullen
Matt Kilcullen is an American former college basketball coach and current athletics administrator at the University of North Florida...

, Timberlake started as point guard all 4 years and was captain of the team for 2 years. Timberlake helped the team transition from a NCAA Division II school into NCAA Division I. Timberlake still holds UNF school records for total number of games played, total number of games started
Games started
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, total number of minutes played, total number of career steals, total number of career 3-pointers made, and total number of 3-pointers attempted. He is second in career assists and the fourth player to be inducted into the UNF 1000 Points Club.

Timberlake graduated in 2008 with a BA in Sociology and a minor in Religious Studies
Religious studies
Religious studies is the academic field of multi-disciplinary, secular study of religious beliefs, behaviors, and institutions. It describes, compares, interprets, and explains religion, emphasizing systematic, historically based, and cross-cultural perspectives.While theology attempts to...


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