Marvin Cruz
Marvin L. Cruz is a Filipino
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 basketball player of the Philippine Basketball Association
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. He last played for the Barako Bull Energy Boosters.

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This 5-foot-8 former UP Fighting Maroons
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 is considered to be the league’s newest generation of point guards after the golden era of Johnny Abarrientos
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, Hector Calma
Hector Calma
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, Dindo Pumaren, Ronnie Magsanoc
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, and Gerry Esplana, among others.

He is cat-quick and can easily finish a fastbreak. He was one of the premier amateur point guards in the country during his stint with UP in the UAAP.

RP-Harbour Team

Cruz once played as starting point guard for the SEABA gold winner RP-Harbour Team.

He led the PBL in assists and made the Mythical Five, then he also made the All-Tournament team in the PBL Silver Cup while playing for Toyota Balintawak.

With UP Integrated School, he led his team to its first-ever UAAP juniors title in 2002, when he was also named Finals Most Valuable Player. He was also a Mythical Five member in the 69th UAAP season.
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