PLAYERS PROFILE

PPG 3.00

RPG 2.50

APG 3.00

CONFERENCE STATS
GP MIN FGM / FGA FG% 3PM / 3PA 3P% FTM / FTA FT% REB AST BLK STL PF TOV PTS
Conference Average
2 27.91 1.00 / 3.50 29% 0.00 / 1.50 0% 1.00 / 1.00 100% 2.50 3.00 0.00 0.50 1.50 3.00 3.00
Conference Total
2 55.82 2 / 7 29% 0 / 3 0% 2 / 2 100% 5 6 0 1 3 6 6
GAME LOG - LAST FIVE GAMES
DATE OPP SCORE MIN FGM / FGA FG% 3PM / 3PA 3P% FTM / FTA FT% REB AST BLK STL PF TOV PTS
MAR 25 STR L  77-103 23.16 0 / 0 0% 0 / 0 0% 0 / 0 0% 0 4 0 1 1 2 0
MAR 18 ALA L  79-107 32.66 2 / 7 29% 0 / 3 0% 2 / 2 100% 5 2 0 0 2 4 6
FEB 06 TNT L  90-95 26.70 4 / 7 57% 2 / 2 100% 0 / 0 0% 2 3 0 2 3 1 10
FEB 04 TNT L  101-109 24.72 2 / 4 50% 2 / 3 100% 2 / 2 100% 3 2 0 2 1 1 8
JAN 29 ROS W  117-99 16.40 0 / 4 0% 0 / 3 0% 2 / 2 100% 2 3 0 1 2 2 2
AVERAGE
- - - 24.73 1.60 / 4.40 27.20% 0.80 / 2.20 40.00% 1.60 / 4.40 27.20% 2.40 2.80 0.00 1.20 1.80 2.00 5.20
TOTALS
- - - 123.64 8 / 22 27.20% 4 / 11 0.40% 8 / 22 27.20% 12 14 0 6 9 10 26

PLAYERS BIO

Amateur career In 2000, Cortez debuted for the De La Salle Green Archers. With him, veterans Ren-Ren Ritualo and later Mark Cardona, the Green Archers won two of the three UAAP titles from 2000-2002. He also played in the PBL for the ICTSI Archers, a team composed mostly of DLSU players alongside then University of the East star James Yap. With the two playing together, ICTSI almost won a PBL title in 2001 only to be defeated by the veteran-laiden Shark Energy Drink. By 2002, Cortez's performance had quickly led to him being considered the top prospect for the PBA. He was included in the mythical 5 in the 2000 and 2002 UAAP season. Professional career After the 2002 UAAP season, Cortez applied for the 2003 PBA draft and was quickly drafted by the Alaska Aces as the top overall pick. By then, he was considered as the successor to Johnny Abarrientos as the team's next big star at the point guard position. However, he struggled in his first season in the pros with inconsistent performances due to Tim Cone's triangle offense system, and the emphasis on Ali Peek, Don Allado and fellow rookie Brandon Cablay. Despite this development, he was a member of the 2003 PBA Invitational Champions defeating the Coca-Cola Tigers. He lost in the Rookie of the Year race to fellow point guard Jimmy Alapag of the Talk 'N Text Phone Pals. By the 2004–05 PBA season, he was starting to increase his role as Alaska added young players such as Sonny Thoss, and veterans Reynel Hugnatan and Jeffrey Cariaso. The next season, he played probably his best season in the league, playing in a consistent level while forming a two-man tandem with Willie Miller as Alaska almost went to the PBA Philippine Cup finals, but they lost to the eventual champion Purefoods Chunkee Giants 4-3. He missed most of the 2006–07 PBA Philippine Cup following a season-ending injury in the third game of the conference. On March 19, 2008, he was traded along with bigman Ken Bono to the Magnolia Beverage Masters (now renamed back to San Miguel Beermen) for LA Tenorio and Larry Fonacier. He received the Comeback Player of the Year award for his role in the 2009 PBA Fiesta Conference title of the San Miguel Beermen. His second conference title and third overall in the PBA. On June 11, 2010, he played his last game with Air21 as he was traded after that game for Ginebra's Billy Mamaril. Although he helped Alaska and San Miguel win a single title each, the Cool Cat did not win a crown with the Barangay Ginebra. But he recorded his first triple-double in his pro career with the Kings on Game 3 of the 2012 PBA Commissioner's Cup Quarterfinals against B-Meg Llamados when he registered 17 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists earning Best Player of the Game honors. On November 7, 2012, he was traded back to the Express, in exchange for rookie Yousef Taha, where he reunited with coach Franz Pumaren, Ren-Ren Ritualo and Cholo Villanueva — all members of the 2001 La Salle "four-peat" squad. On September 6, 2013, he was traded to Meralco Bolts in exchange for the rights of Asi Taulava, who at that time was coming off a successful campaign in the ASEAN Basketball League with San Miguel Beermen. On August 7, 2015, Cortez and James Sena were traded by Meralco to the Blackwater Elite in exchange for Larry Rodriguez, who was also traded by the Bolts to the Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters via the Elite in exchange for Jimmy Alapag. On September 1, 2016 He was traded by the Blackwater Elite to the GlobalPort Batang Pier in exchange for Ronald Pascual.