JRU Heavy Bombers

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JRU Heavy Bombers
José Rizal University
JRU Heavy Bombers logo.jpg
League NCAA
Joined 1927
Location Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City
Team colors ‹See Tfm›     Blue and ‹See Tfm›     Gold
Juniors' team Light Bombers
Seniors' general championships
Juniors' general championships

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

They currently have the longest championship drought in the NCAA with 42 title-less seasons.

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


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 record[edit]

  • 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.

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[edit]

JRU Heavy Bombers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Height Weight Playing yr. High School
PG 5 Philippines Pontejos, John Paolo B.
2nd San Beda HS
PG 6 Philippines Lasquety, Gio Nicolo E.
Rookie OLFU HS
SG 9 Philippines Paniamogan, Philip Cris'Zam J.
10 Philippines Salaveria, Juan Edielfierto G. 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
2nd San Beda HS - Alabang
G 11 Philippines Gozum, Martin Joseph L.
F 12 Philippines Balagtas, Marco Paulo M.
F 13 Philippines De La Paz, Cris Jordan C. 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
3rd JRU HS
SF 14 Philippines Diego, Harley Frank V.
F/C 15 Philippines Grospe, John Ervin P.
G 16 Philippines Benavides, Schever Anthony G.
SG 17 Philippines Sanchez, Dave Richard M.
C 18 Philippines Mabulac, Michael R. 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
2nd Dr. Felipe De Jesus HS
F/C 19 Philippines Abanto, Nick Wilson C.
Rookie Chiang Kai Shek HS
Philippines Cortez VII, Robertzone G.
Rookie JRU HS
Philippines Juanico, Jerome E.
Rookie OLFU HS
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)


The last JRU won a Championship is way back 1972 lead 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