Tony dela Cruz

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Tony dela Cruz
No. 35 – Alaska Aces
Position Small forward / Shooting guard
League PBA
Personal information
Born (1978-08-24) August 24, 1978 (age 36)
West Covina, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 209 lb (95 kg)
Career information
College UC Irvine (1996–1998)
PBA draft 1999 / Direct Hire
Selected by the Shell Velocity
Pro career 1999–present
Career history
Shell Turbo Chargers (1999-2005)
Career highlights and awards
  • PBA Mythical Second Team (2005)
  • PBA Shooting Stars Champion (2006)
  • PBA Sportsmanship Award (2006)
  • 4x PBA All-Star (2004-07)

Anthony Bryan B. "Tony" dela Cruz (born on August 24, 1978) is a Filipino professional basketball player for the Alaska Aces in the Philippine Basketball Association.[1]

Born in West Covina, California, Dela Cruz is a Fil-American who had a stint in the US NCAA and was named as Shell’s direct hire recruit in 1999. He became a legitimate PBA All-Star player with the Shell Turbo Chargers and was dealt to the Aces prior to Shell's exit from the PBA before the start of the 2005-2006 season.

He can play multiple positions and is popular among fans and well liked by fellow players. dela Cruz can put the ball on the floor and drive to the basket when needed but prefers to catch and shoot from midrange, from about 10 to 15 feet. He is also a former member of the RP National Basketball Team.


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