Jervy Cruz

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Jervy Cruz
No. 20 – Rain or Shine Elasto Painters
Position Power forward / Center
League PBA
Personal information
Born (1986-09-09) September 9, 1986 (age 28)
Nampicuan, Nueva Ecija
Nationality Philippines Filipino
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school Our Lady of Sacred Heart Academy
College University of Santo Tomas
PBA draft 2009 / Pick: 4th overall
Selected by the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters
Pro career 2009–present
Career history
2009–present Rain or Shine Elasto Painters
Career highlights and awards
  • 2009-10 PBA All-Rookie Team
  • 2007 UAAP Most Valuable Player
  • 2006 UAAP Mythical First Team
  • 2007 UAAP Mythical First Team
  • 2008 UAAP Mythical First Team
  • 2006 UAAP Defensive Player of the Year

Jervy A. Cruz (born September 9, 1986 in Nampicuan, Nueva Ecija) is a Filipino professional basketball player currently playing for the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in the Philippine Basketball Association.

A former Most Valuable Player in the UAAP, Cruz was one of the reasons why the UST Growling Tigers pulled off an upset over heavily favored Ateneo Blue Eagles in the 2006 UAAP finals.

Tabbed fifth overall in the rookie draft, Rain or Shine got a legitimate inside threat and eased the burden on Jay-R Reyes in that aspect. The six-foot-five forward could be undersized in his position but Cruz has the skills to become effective. The ex-RP 5 mainstay has a decent outside shot.

Cruz was the 3rd 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, 0.16 blocks per game, and 4.40 rebounds per game.

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Preceded by
Adamson's school colors Ken Bono
UAAP Men's Basketball Most Valuable Player
2007
Succeeded by
Ateneo's school colors Rabeh Al-Hussaini