GENERAL: Walk-on who adds depth to the backcourt...Quick, skilled athlete...Gets after it defensively, and serves valuable role in practice.
2011-12: Appeared in six games...Made two free throws in loss at Manhattan (1/14).
2010-11: Appeared in two games...Drained a three-pointer in MAAC Tournament game against Iona (3/5).
BEFORE SIENA: All CHSAA Division selection as a senior...LaSalle Academy Team MVP as a sophomore and senior...Co-captain as a junior and senior...Received the 5-star Basketball Camp "Play Maker" Award...Three-time 5-star Orange and White Classic All Star.
PERSONAL: Comes from a small family and is chasing his dream to play for a Division I school...Shortest player in Siena basketball history...Hopes to earn his master's degree at Siena through the 5-year accounting program and gain internship experience with a major firm...Enjoys to swim and draw...Chose Siena because of the individual attention from faculty and the Franciscan ideals...Active volunteer in New York City.
THE CRUZ FILENickname: Cruzator, AKA ½ Man ½ Amazing
Twitter Handle: @sdotcruz
What I like most about Siena College is: The FANS!
Where do you see yourself in another five years? Married with a career in Financial Management
Other sports I like to follow at Siena include: Men's Lacrosse
What I like most about Siena Basketball is: The coaches and my teammates
What I like most about Coach Buonaguro is: His x's and o's
The player on the team who I relate to best is: Will always be Connor Fenlon and Ryan Rossiter
The funniest player on the team is: Rob Poole
One thing people would be surprised to know about me is: I can't speak Spanish very well, and I can salsa!
My hidden talent is: I can dunk on a Fisherprice hoop
If I could be on a reality TV show, it would be: Keeping Up With the Kardashians
What is one thing you can't do without? My facial hair
My hobbies are: Reading the Bible, listening to music, and texting
If I were an animal, I would be: A kangaroo because I have hops
My Favorites:Class at Siena: Finance
Spot on Campus: My room
Professional Athlete: Ryan Rossiter
Pro Sports Team: Lakers
Announcer: Andrew Champagne
IPhone App: I have a beeper and use the pay phone
CRUZ'S CAREER STATS