Tony dela Cruz

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Tony dela Cruz
No. 35 – Alaska Aces
Position Small forward / Power forward
League PBA
Personal information
Born (1978-08-24) August 24, 1978 (age 38)
West Covina, California
Nationality Filipino / American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 209 lb (95 kg)
Career information
College UC Irvine (1996–1998)
PBA draft 1999 / Direct Hire
Selected by the Shell Velocity
Playing career 1999–present
Career history
1999–2005 Shell Velocity / Shell Turbo Chargers
2005–present Alaska Aces
Career highlights and awards

Anthony Bryan B. "Tony" dela Cruz (born August 24, 1978) is a Filipino-American 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. Following the retirement of former player and now assistant coach Jeffrey Cariaso, dela Cruz was named Alaska's team captain of this team since 2010.

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.

PBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played  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

Correct as of September 23, 2016[2]

Season-by-season averages[edit]

Year Team GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2000 Shell 16 17.2 .329 .200 .833 2.9 .8 .2 .3 4.0
2001 Shell 37 14.5 .374 .250 .611 2.5 .6 .4 .1 3.4
2002 Shell 32 21.3 .422 .295 .684 4.0 1.0 .6 .3 6.2
2003 Shell 35 34.3 .443 .417 .716 6.7 2.1 1.3 .3 14.5
2004–05 Shell 71 36.7 .422 .295 .734 6.1 2.6 .9 .5 16.0
2005–06 Alaska 49 29.5 .394 .167 .760 4.6 1.5 .8 .3 10.1
2006–07 Alaska 21 34.0 .444 .111 .667 7.7 2.1 .7 .5 11.8
2007–08 Alaska 47 24.5 .407 .363 .796 4.3 .8 .9 .4 8.2
2008–09 Alaska 42 29.1 .432 .403 .729 5.6 1.7 .8 .5 8.7
2009–10 Alaska 61 29.1 .440 .296 .778 5.1 1.7 .8 .4 8.2
2010–11 Alaska 41 27.0 .427 .286 .891 4.7 1.5 1.0 .6 7.8
2011–12 Alaska 19 27.9 .397 .222 .727 4.7 1.3 .6 .4 6.6
2012–13 Alaska 54 18.9 .377 .231 .894 3.4 1.0 .7 .4 3.4
2013–14 Alaska 42 14.4 .345 .250 .500 2.7 .6 .4 .1 1.6
2014–15 Alaska 52 13.0 .379 .125 .375 2.1 .7 .3 .1 1.6
2015–16 Alaska 43 9.9 .413 .316 .833 2.1 .5 .4 .1 2.4
Career 662 24.1 .416 .308 .743 4.3 1.3 .7 .3 7.4

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