JRU Heavy Bombers

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JRU Heavy Bombers
José Rizal University
JRU Heavy Bombers Season 91 logo.png
League NCAA
Joined 1927
Location Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City
Team colors      Blue and      Gold
Women's team Lady Bombers
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 43 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.

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 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 (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 92)[edit]

JRU Heavy Bombers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Height Weight Playing yr. High School
4 Philippines Astilla, Kristian James P.
Rookie Christian Values School-Bacoor
PG 5 Philippines Pontejos, John Paolo B.
3rd Colegio San Agustin
PG 6 Philippines Lasquety, Gio Nicolo E.
SG 7 Philippines Sanchez, Dave Richard M.
3rd Colegio San Agustin-Biñan
F 8 Philippines Cruz, Mark Neil A.
Rookie JMSMS
C 9 Ghana Poutouochi, Abdouladif 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
C 10 Ghana Abdulwahab, Abdulrazak 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
2nd St. Peter's Secondary School
11 Philippines Aurin, Kim Cyril J.
F 12 Philippines Balagtas, Marco Paulo M.
F 13 Philippines De La Paz, Cris Jordan C. 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
5th JRU HS
PG 14 Philippines Teodoro, Bernabe M.
F/C 15 Philippines Grospe, John Ervin P.
G 17 Philippines Dela Virgen, Mark Justine O.
Rookie JRU HS
18 Philippines David, Richard John M.
Rookie Arellano HS
99 Philippines Estrella, Darius Duane B.
Rookie JRU HS
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured


NCAA Season 93 Women's Volleyball Roster[edit]


# Name
1.) Vinson via marie
2.) Marpa Cathyrine
3.) Angeline Marie Angeles
4.) Mercy Grace Rivera
5.) Elaine Eunice Caridad
6.) Angelica Gayem
8.) Annie Macaraya
9.) Dahlia Dosdos
10.) Charry Bea Batalon
11.) Maria Shola May Alvarez
13.) Dione Sixto
15.) Karen Cay Montojo
17.) Annie Paula Sibangan
18.) Angelie Bodiongan
  • Head Coach: Mia Tioseco
  • Assistant Coach
    • TBA
    • TBA
    • TBA
    • TBA
    • TBA

NCAA Season 91 Men's Volleyball Roster[edit]

# Name
1.) Diadula John Jastine
2.) Reymark Panique
3.) Litrero Nikko
4.) Rubia Ron Jan
5.) John Paul Boro
6.) Almira Aeron
7.) daguinod philip john
8.) emmanuel cajigal
9.) Escuyos Mark lawrence
10.) Melvyn Defensor
11.) Keannu Cariaso
12.) Ronaldo Dampitan
14.) Larry Sioco, Jr.
15.) John Michael Flor

Coach: Ryan dela Paz

NCAA Season 91 Beach Volleyball Roster[edit]


  • Maria Shola Alvarez
  • Rosalie Pepito
  • Annie P. Macaraya


  • Jethro Ferwelo
  • Joshua Manzanas
  • Larry Sioco, Jr.


  • Cyril John Balasbas
  • John Bert Macabebe
  • Adriane Santos

Notable players[edit]


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