Josh Urbiztondo

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Joshua Urbiztondo
Joshua Urbiztondo playing for the BMEG Llamados.jpg
No. 3 – Barangay Ginebra San Miguel
Position Point guard
League PBA
Personal information
Born (1983-02-27) February 27, 1983 (age 32)
San Francisco, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school Hillsdale (San Mateo, California)
College Foothill College (2002–2004)
Fresno Pacific (2004–2006)
PBA draft 2009 / Undrafted
Selected by the Sta. Lucia Realtors
Pro career 2009–present
Career history
2007 Team Pilipinas
2009–2010 Sta. Lucia Realtors
2010–2011 Air21 Express
2011–2012 B-Meg Llamados
2012–2013 Barako Bull Energy Cola
2013–present Barangay Ginebra San Miguel
Career highlights and awards
  • PBL Defensive Player of the Year (2007)
  • PBA All-Rookie Team (2010)
  • PBA All-star (2012)
  • 1x PBA Commissioner's Cup Champion (2012)

Joshua "Josh" Urbiztondo (born February 27, 1983) also known as "The Fireball" is a Filipino–American professional basketball player born in San Francisco, California. He currently plays in the Philippine Basketball Association,[1] in a point guard position.[2]

In 2009, Urbiztondo entered the draft for the PBA, but was not selected.[3] He was later signed by the Sta. Lucia Realtors. In 2010, the Realtors were replaced by the Meralco Bolts.[4] In August 2010, the newly founded team gave away Urbiztondo and its number 3 pick in the 2010 PBA Draft to the Air21 Express, in a three-way deal that brought Mark Cardona to the Bolts.[5]

In 2011 Urbiztondo was signed by the B-Meg Llamados. In 2012 that team was replaced by the San Mig Coffee Mixers, who sent Urbiztondo to Barako Bull Energy Cola in exchange for a first round pick in the next year. In 2013, prior to the Commissioner’s Cup Playoffs, Urbiztondo was dealt to Barangay Ginebra San Miguel.

Career highlights[edit]


  1. ^ "PBA: Rain or Shine, Coca-Cola set for duel". January 24, 2010. Retrieved September 13, 2010. 
  2. ^ Jasmine W. Payo (January 2, 2010). "Giants’ Maierhofer leads race for top rookie award". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved May 21, 2013. 
  3. ^ Joaquin M. Henson (August 4, 2009). "Who got away?". The Philippine Star. Retrieved May 21, 2013. 
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Meralco Bolts wants Taulava". August 24, 2010. Retrieved September 13, 2010. 

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