Tony dela Cruz

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Tony dela Cruz
Alaska Aces
Position Assistant coach
League PBA
Personal information
Born (1978-08-24) August 24, 1978 (age 42)
West Covina, California
NationalityFilipino / American
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight209 lb (95 kg)
Career information
College UC Irvine (1996–1998)
PBA draft 1999 / Direct Hire
Selected by the Shell Velocity
Playing career1999–2017
Position Small forward / Power forward
Coaching career2017–present
Career history
As player:
1999–2005 Shell Velocity / Shell Turbo Chargers
2005–2017 Alaska Aces
As coach:
2017–present Alaska Aces (Assistant)
Career highlights and awards

Anthony Bryan B. dela Cruz (born August 24, 1978) is a Filipino-American former professional basketball player. He is an assistant coach for the Alaska Aces of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). [1]

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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

Legend
  GPGames played  GSGames started 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

YearTeamGPMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2000 Shell 1617.2.329.200.8332.9.8.2.34.0
2001 Shell3714.5.374.250.6112.5.6.4.13.4
2002 Shell3221.3.422.295.6844.01.0.6.36.2
2003 Shell3534.3.443.417.7166.72.11.3.314.5
2004–05 Shell7136.7.422.295.7346.12.6.9.516.0
2005–06 Alaska 4929.5.394.167.7604.61.5.8.310.1
2006–07 Alaska2134.0.444.111.6677.72.1.7.511.8
2007–08 Alaska4724.5.407.363.7964.3.8.9.48.2
2008–09 Alaska4229.1.432.403.7295.61.7.8.58.7
2009–10 Alaska6129.1.440.296.7785.11.7.8.48.2
2010–11 Alaska4127.0.427.286.8914.71.51.0.67.8
2011–12 Alaska1927.9.397.222.7274.71.3.6.46.6
2012–13 Alaska5418.9.377.231.8943.41.0.7.43.4
2013–14 Alaska4214.4.345.250.5002.7.6.4.11.6
2014–15 Alaska5213.0.379.125.3752.1.7.3.11.6
2015–16 Alaska439.9.413.316.8332.1.5.4.12.4
Career66224.1.416.308.7434.31.3.7.37.4

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