|High School:||Central Catholic|
As a Junior in 2009-10:
Started 32 of 33 games played ... Averaged 5.3 points and 4.5 rebounds per game ... Recorded his first career double-double with 11 points and a career-high 11 rebounds at Sacred Heart 2/4 ... Added his second career double-double with a career-high 16 points and 10 rebounds two games later against St. Francis (N.Y.) 2/11 ... Scored 10 points apiece at Robert Morris 2/20 and against Long Island 3/7 ... Dished out a career-high three assists against Central Connecticut 1/24 ... Blocked two shots at Yale 11/21 ... Made a steal on 11 different occasions.
As a Sophomore in 2008-09:
Did not play due to injury.
As a Redshirt in 2007-08:
Sat out the 2007-08 season due to NCAA transfer rules, but practiced with the club.
Transfer from University of Rhode Island ... Four-year letterwinner at Central Catholic High School in Lawrence, Mass ... McDonald's All-American nominee ... At Central Catholic, he led the team to the 2006 Massachusetts State semifinals ... totaled more than 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds for his career at Central Catholic ... Named Merrimack Valley Conference Most Valuable Player ... Averaged 17 points and 15.2 points as a junior ... Is one of three high school sophomores, along with current NBA all-stars LeBron James and Jerry Stackhouse, to be named MVP of the Five-Star basketball camp.
Born in Lawrence, Mass. ... Son of Ana and Jonathan Cruz ... Undecided on major.
Career and 2009-10 Season
Points - 16 vs. St. Francis (N.Y.), 2/11/10
Rebounds - 11 at Sacred Heart, 2/4/10
Assists - 3 vs. CCSU, 1/24/10
Blocks - 2 at Yale, 11/21/09
Steals - 1, 13 times