Manila, Philippines, September 8, 2022: The Philippine Sports Commission has paid tribute to basketball great Geronimo “Gerry” Cruz, who has died aged 84.
Cruz was a member of the Philippines men’s basketball team that won gold at the Asian Games in Jakarta in 1962.
He also played at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome and averaged 9.4 points per game as the Philippines finished ranked 11th.
Cruz represented the Philippines in four major events, including the Asian Games and Olympic Games. The other two were the FIBA World Championship in 1959 when the team came eighth and the Asian Basketball Confederation Championship in 1963 when the Philippines won the gold medal.