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|No. 3 – Barangay Ginebra San Miguel|
February 27, 1983 |
San Francisco, California
|Listed height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Listed weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|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|
|2009–2010||Sta. Lucia Realtors|
|2012–2013||Barako Bull Energy Cola|
|2013–present||Barangay Ginebra San Miguel|
|Career highlights and awards|
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, in a point guard position.
In 2009, Urbiztondo entered the draft for the PBA, but was not selected. He was later signed by the Sta. Lucia Realtors. In 2010, the Realtors were replaced by the Meralco Bolts. 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.
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.
- 2010 PBA All-Star Obstacle Challenge Participant, Puerto Princesa
- 2010 PBA All-Star Three-point shootout Participant, Puerto Princesa
- 2010 PBA All-Star Rookie-Sophomore Blitz Game Participant, Puerto Princesa
- 2011 PBA All-Star Obstacle Challenge Participant, Boracay
- 2011 PBA All-Star Rookie-Sophomore Blitz Game Participant, Boracay
- "PBA: Rain or Shine, Coca-Cola set for duel". abs-cbnNEWS.com. January 24, 2010. Retrieved September 13, 2010.
- Jasmine W. Payo (January 2, 2010). "Giants’ Maierhofer leads race for top rookie award". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved May 21, 2013.
- Joaquin M. Henson (August 4, 2009). "Who got away?". The Philippine Star. Retrieved May 21, 2013.
- "Meralco Bolts wants Taulava". August 24, 2010. Retrieved September 13, 2010.
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