JRU Heavy Bombers

The JRU Heavy Bombers (also as José Rizal Heavy Bombers) are the National Collegiate Athletic Association basketball team of the Jose Rizal University.

JRU Heavy Bombers
José Rizal University
Logo of JRU Heavy Bombers
LocationShaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong
Team colors  Blue and   Gold
Women's teamLady Bombers
Juniors' teamLight Bombers
Seniors' general championships
Juniors' general championships

The other senior varsity teams may also be referred to as the Heavy Bombers. The juniors team are the JRU Light Bombers.

And also became current team in the PBA Developmental League.


The José Rizal University got its moniker from the abundance of World War II vintage bombs in their campus. The JRU campus, like many others, was turned into a garrison by the Japanese army. This led to many vintage bombs mined beneath the campus, which led to the heavy bombers moniker. The Seniors (collegiate) team adopted the Heavy Bomber, while the Juniors (high school) team adopted the Amazing Light Bombers.

Scoring recordEdit

  • Points - Keith Agovida 82 Points
  • Assists - Cris Angelo Espinosa 21 Assists
  • Rebounds - Joel Finuliar 14 Rebounds
  • Steals - Cris Angelo Espinosa 16 Steals

On October 5, 2003, high school basketball player Cris Angelo Espinosa made an all-time record of 21 assists and 16 steals against San Beda Red Cubs making an All-Time Record in NCAA Junior's Division (a record almost beaten by a san Sebastian staglet in Season 92).

On September 5, 2008, high school basketball player Keith Agovida scored 82 points to break the scoring record held by Erwin Bolabola by the Letran Squires in a 127-49 trashing of Malayan Science.[1][2]


The Heavy Bombers Basketball Team (NCAA Season 94)Edit

JRU Heavy Bombers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Height Year High School
4   Astilla, Kristian James P. Rookie Christian Values School-Bacoor
PG 5   Pontejos, John Paolo B. 3rd Colegio San Agustin
PG 6   Lasquety, Gio Nicolo E. 3rd OLFU HS
G 8   Andrada, Mark Anthony M. Rookie Bonifacio Javier Elem. School BLES
C 9   Magpantay, Larz Igop 5'1" (1.55m) Rookie
C 10   Abdulwahab, Abdulrazak 6'8" (2.03m) 2nd St. Peter's Secondary School
11   Aurin, Kim Cyril J. Rookie
F 12   Balagtas, Marco Paulo M. 3rd MHDPNHS
F 13   De La Paz, Cris Jordan C. 6'1" (1.85m) 5th JRU HS
PG 14   Teodoro, Bernabe M. 2nd OLFU HS
F/C 15   Grospe, John Ervin P. 3rd
G 17   Dela Virgen, Mark Justine O. Rookie JRU HS
18   David, Richard John M. Rookie Arellano HS
99   Estrella, Darius Duane B. Rookie JRU HS
13   Perez, Macky 6'0" (1.83m) Rookie Maria Clara High School
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Eddie Laure
  • Eric Dela Cuesta
  • Nixon Ramos
  • Vic Lazaro

  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured


Women's volleyball rosterEdit

NCAA Season 93 [3]
JRU Lady Bombers
No. Name Position
1 RIVERA, Marcy Grace Setter
2 HUIT, Victoria Kate Libero
3 BAUTISTA, Aubry May Middle Blocker
7 BONDOC, Angela Nicole Opposite Spiker
8 MACARAYA, Annie Libero
9 EBUENGA, Christine Kassandra Middle Blocker
10 BATALON, Charry Bea Open Spiker
11 ALVAREZ, Maria Shola May (c) Open Spiker
12 JAVIER, Alecsandra Anne Setter
14 VERSOZA, Dolly Grace Open Spiker
15 MONTOJO, Karen Cay Opposite Spiker
17 SIBANGAN, Annie Paula Opposite Spiker
18 BODIONGAN, Angelie Open Spiker
  • Head coach: Mia Tioseco
  • Assistant coach: Johnson Bariso[4]

Men's volleyball rosterEdit

NCAA Season 93 [3]
JRU Heavy Bombers
No. Name Position
1 CRUZ, Angelo D.
2 SALAZAR, Hernan T. Middle Blocker
3 FRANCISCO, Raymark N.
4 RABAJA, Patrick Pierre B. (c) Middle Blocker
5 FERWELO, Jethro C.
6 SORIANO, Dan Albert
7 LAHAYLAHAY, Wenjo Froy G.
8 SULIVAS, Patrick John L.
9 MECALLER, John Cairo D.
10 DEFENSOR, Melvyn B. Libero
11 CEBEREO, Wilbert N. Setter
12 DAMPITAN, Ronaldo Jr. D. Outside Spiker
15 FLOR, John Michael V. Libero
  • Head Coach: Ryan Joseph dela Paz
  • Assistant coach: Peter Enanod[5]

Beach volleyballEdit

NCAA Season 93


  • Maria Shola May Luna Alvarez
  • Mercy Grace Rivera
  • Dolly Grace Versoza


  • John Michael V. Flor
  • Wenjo Froy G. Lahaylahay


  • Cyril John Balasbas
  • John Bert Macabebe
  • Adriane Santos

Notable playersEdit

  • Maria Shola May Luna Alvarez
- NCAA Season 91 Best Server
- NCAA Season 93 Most Valuable Player[6]
  • Karen Joy Montojo
- NCAA Season 92 Best Opposite Spiker
  • Dolly Grace Verzosa
- NCAA Season 93 2nd Best Outside Spiker[6]


The last time JRU won a Championship was way back 1972 led by brothers Philip & David Cezar, Edgardo Carvajal, Olimpio Santos Jr., Cris Calilan, Rafael Lopez, William Canopio, Jimmy Santos, Carlo Magno Yabut, Melchor Rabadon, Jesus Avila, Renan Pablo, Jesus Ortiz, Minervino Reyes and Jesus Sta. Maria. Coach by Francisco "kiko" Calilan


  1. ^ abs-cbnnews.com, NCAA player scores 82, sets RP basketball scoring record[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ sports.inquirer.net, JRU cager Agovida scores NCAA record of 82 points Archived 2008-09-06 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b Escarlote, Mark (27 December 2017). "LOOK: NCAA Season 93 team rosters". ABS-CBN Sports. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  4. ^ Escarlote, Mark (January 5, 2018). "#NCAASeason93 volleyball (W): San Beda def. JRU". ABS-CBN Sports. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  5. ^ Escarlote, Mark (January 5, 2018). "#NCAASeason93 volleyball (M): San Beda def. JRU". ABS-CBN Sports. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  6. ^ a b Escarlote, Mark (February 14, 2018). "Queen Bomber Alvarez seals swan song with MVP award". ABS-CBN Sports. Retrieved February 15, 2018.