Hello, my name is Logan Cruz and I am a senior student set to graduate in 2020 from Duchess Park Secondary School in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada. Although I am Canadian, I also have American citizenship as I was born and raised in San Jose, California for eight years and my father still lives there now.
I am a versatile 5’7” combo guard, though I mainly play the point guard position. I played very distributive roles on my high school and club teams and always looked for the best and most successful way to score in every play; if that happened to be myself, however, I was not afraid to take it in or shoot the three from anywhere. I average approximately 7 assists, 12 points, and 4 steals per game. I have played on my school’s varsity team since my freshman year and since then we have been annual provincial championship contenders, top eight in the province, and won the provincial championship title in 2016. I have also been a city all-star and first team all-star for three consecutive years in my zone, won the top defensive player award for zones in 2020, and was awarded an honourable mention all-star at provincials. I played on the BC’s Finest Club Team for three years until they shut down and then with West Coast Basketball for another year. With these two travelling teams, I have been to many EYBL and Nike tournaments all over the United States and have faced some fierce competition at the AAU level. Many of my famly members have played at the collegiate level, including my mother, Natasha Cruz who played at San Jose State University, and my cousin Aislinn "Ace" Konig who just finished her senior year at NC State; so I am looking to continue playind post secondary as well. I come from a small town, so my hopes in playing at school are to develop my skills and leadership abilities against better and more experienced players in the program. I want to constantly be challenged so that I am always developing and striving to become a better player everyday to help contribute to the program.
As well as basketball, I also take my academics very seriously. I have a 3.8 GPA despite a heavy course load of sciences and maths, scored 1150 on my SATs putting me in the 75th percentile, and have been a Principal’s List Student from grade 8 to 12. I am looking to pursue my interest in the health science field in a kinesiology program on my way to becoming a physiotherapist. On top of that, I have been attending the Canadian Sports School Academy since my sophomore year as one of the elite female basketball players in the city. Being from out of town, I was expected to keep up my training on my own for the AAU teams that I played for. Sports School helped me achieve that; we are given weight training and conditioning programs specific to our sports to help us prepare for the next level.
In the 2018/2019 school year I was selected to become a Canadian ambassador for the Rotary Youth Exchange Program and travelled across the ocean to live in Italy for an entire school year. I stayed on the south east coast in a small town called Molfetta. During my time there, I learned a new language without having known a single word when I first arrived, made many connections that will remain with me throughout my life, and have overcome great adversity. Though I wasn’t allowed to play, I continued my basketball training with the Molfetta Ballers, a U18 Boys club team and when I returned to Canada I was able to pick up where I had left off as a starting point guard for my high school team. I had the chance to tour Europe with my fellow exchange students and visited 10 different countries and 11 different cities. I was able to adapt and remain open minded and optimistic about every opportunity that presented itself and am comfortable with being uncomfortable.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family. I am the eldest of four, the youngest being three years old so I am a very family-oriented person. Besides hanging out with my siblings, I also enjoy painting and drawing, cooking, outdoor activities like hiking or kayaking, watching movies, and especially travelling.