Jervy A. Cruz (born September 9, 1986) is a Filipino professional basketball player for the South Cotabato Warriors of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL).

Jervy Cruz
Cruz with the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel in 2015
No. 20 – South Cotabato Warriors
PositionPower forward
LeagueMPBL
Personal information
Born (1986-09-09) September 9, 1986 (age 37)
Cuyapo, Nueva Ecija, Philippines
NationalityFilipino
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight220[1] lb (100 kg)
Career information
High schoolOur Lady of Sacred Heart Academy
CollegeUniversity of Santo Tomas
PBA draft2009: 1st round, 4th overall pick
Selected by the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters
Playing career2009–present
Career history
2009–2015Rain or Shine Elasto Painters
2015Barako Bull Energy
2015–2019Barangay Ginebra San Miguel
2019–2022NorthPort Batang Pier
2023Davao Occidental Tigers
2023–presentGenSan / South Cotabato Warriors
Career highlights and awards
Medals
Men's Basketball
Representing  Philippines
Southeast Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2007 Nakhon Ratchasima Team

Cruz played college basketball for the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Growling Tigers of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP). In a decorated college career, Cruz was awarded the UAAP Most Valuable Player in UAAP Season 70, and played a key role in the Growling Tigers' upset championship victory over the heavily-favored Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) Blue Eagles in UAAP Season 69.

After his stellar college career, Cruz was picked fifth overall in the 2009 PBA draft by the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters. Cruz was the third youngest player in the 2009–10 PBA season at only 23 years of age. He played 45 games and he averaged 6.4 points per game, 0.2 blocks per game, and 4.4 rebounds per game.

After six seasons for Rain or Shine, he was sent initially to the GlobalPort Batang Pier for Jewel Ponferada[2] but never played for them as he was traded after more than a month to Barako for Rico Maierhofer.[3]

Cruz was traded again by Barako Bull to Barangay Ginebra for Rodney Brondial and a 2018 second round pick after only four games into the 2015–16 season.[4]

PBA career statistics

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Legend
  GP Games played   GS Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

As of the end of 2021 season[5][6][7]

Season-by-season

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Year Team GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2009–10 Rain or Shine 45 15.8 .436 .000 .658 4.4 .2 .1 .2 6.0
2010–11 Rain or Shine 34 13.8 .369 .558 4.8 .4 .3 .1 4.1
2011–12 Rain or Shine 51 14.9 .506 .000 .729 4.4 .6 .2 .2 6.7
2012–13 Rain or Shine 57 21.2 .482 .730 6.3 .8 .4 .4 8.8
2013–14 Rain or Shine 58 17.5 .473 .653 4.8 .8 .2 .2 6.3
2014–15 Rain or Shine 44 13.4 .470 .000 .674 3.4 .6 .2 .1 4.7
2015–16 Barako Bull 42 10.1 .433 .000 .683 2.7 .4 .2 .0 3.3
Barangay Ginebra
2016–17 Barangay Ginebra 42 11.2 .407 .794 2.7 .6 .2 .1 4.6
2017–18 Barangay Ginebra 32 14.0 .424 .250 .750 3.6 .8 .1 .1 5.2
2019 Barangay Ginebra 31 10.6 .402 .304 .889 2.8 .5 .1 .1 3.9
NorthPort
2020 NorthPort 11 16.9 .379 .294 .684 5.5 .8 .4 .0 6.2
2021 NorthPort 2 6.7 .400 .000 .500 1.5 .5 .0 .0 2.5
Career 449 14.8 .449 .255 .705 4.2 .6 .2 .1 5.6

References

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  1. ^ "Player profile: Jervy Cruz". pba-online!.
  2. ^ "PBA approves GlobalPort trade for Jervy Cruz". InterAksyon.com. Sports5. August 18, 2015. Archived from the original on October 11, 2015. Retrieved November 16, 2015.
  3. ^ "Cruz, Maierhofer trade places". PBA.Inquirer.net. Philippine Basketball Association. October 13, 2015. Retrieved October 13, 2015.
  4. ^ Giongco, Mark (November 16, 2015). "Ginebra sends Brondial, 2nd round pick to Barako for Cruz". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Manila. Retrieved November 16, 2015.
  5. ^ [1] PBA-Online.net
  6. ^ [2] PBA-Online.net
  7. ^ [3] Real GM
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