4. Jervis Cole
1991 First Conference, 1992 First Conference
The ultra-athletic 6-foot-5 Jervis Cole was Ginebra’s import when the team made its dramatic comeback from a 3-1 finals deficit against Shell in 1991. People remember Rudy Distrito’s miracle shot, but it was Cole who made the last defensive stop in that game, blocking a shot of Ronnie Magsanoc that could have won it for Shell. Over the last three games of the series, Cole outplayed counterpart Bobby Parks to set up Distrito’s heroics.
Cole returned for another tour of duty in 1992, but a vastly-depleted Ginebra team that lost many key players including Distrito finished last in the tournament.