Jericho Cruz dropped 21 points and came up big in the clutch as Guam fended off Hong Kong, 67-64 on Friday at the Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in Bengaluru, India for a perfect first round record in the FIBA Asia Cup 2025 pre-qualifiers.
The Guamanian national basketball team made quick work of Singapore, 82-59 on Thursday at the Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in Bengaluru, India to jumpstart its FIBA Asia Cup 2025 pre-qualifiers campaign on a high note.
FIBA’s decision to merge Asia and Oceania for future continental competitions has benefited not only regional powerhouse teams Australia and New Zealand, but also the small island of Guam, whose basketball team is looking to make its mark.
NLEX Road Warrior Jericho Cruz has once again been called up for the Guam national basketball team pool for the upcoming 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers 3rd window this June.
Espejo, son of a housewife and an electrical project officer based in Guam, said a hoop incident led to a U-turn in his priorities. He got injured after landing awkwardly while trying to stuff the ball in a pickup game.