Paolo Hubalde

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Paulo Hubalde
No. 12 – San Miguel Beermen
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
League Philippine Basketball Association
Personal information
Born (1981-01-24) January 24, 1981 (age 33)
Quezon City
Nationality Filipino
Listed height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Listed weight 170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High school Mapúa Institute of Technology
College University of the East
PBA draft 2005 / Pick: 8th overall
Selected by the San Miguel Beermen
Pro playing career 2005–present
Career history
2005–2006 San Miguel Beermen (PBA)
2006–2007 Barangay Ginebra Kings
2008–2011 Barako Bull Energy Boosters
2011 San Miguel Beermen (PBA)
2011–2012 Shopinas.com Clickers/Air21 Express
2012–2013 Petron Blaze Boosters/San Miguel Beermen
2013 San Miguel Beermen (ABL)
2013–present San Miguel Beermen

Dean Paolo V. Hubalde (born January 24, 1981 in Quezon City), better known as Paolo Hubalde, is a Filipino professional basketball player who plays for the San Miguel Beermen. He is the son of one of the greatest shooters to ever play in the PBA, Freddie Hubalde. Paolo plays the guard position.

He was a former UE Red Warrior playing alongside with Paul Artadi, James Yap, Niño Canaleta and Ronald Tubid.

Paolo was the lone draft by the San Miguel Beermen in 2005, probably a move if he can be an understudy for the aging Olsen Racela. His role diminished when the Beermen took in Brandon Cablay and played only 8 games in that season in just 5 minutes a night of exposure.

But the 5-11 point guard saw himself reuniting with coach Jong Uichico with the Barangay Ginebra Kings in a multi-player trade in the early part of the season. Unfortunately, he was a third stringer in the point guard rotation after the Kings signed veteran Johnny Abarrientos to be the chief backup of Jayjay Helterbrand.

During the 2008-2009 Season, Hubalde was signed by the Barako Bull Energy Boosters where he finally had the chance to prove his skills as an athletic point guard.[1]

After the 2010-11 PBA Philippine Cup, he was acquired by the Beermen for a 2nd stint. There he became a role player and helped the Cojuangco-owned franchise now known as the Petron Blaze Boosters win the 2011 PBA Governors Cup against Talk 'N Text.

This off-season, he and Magi Sison were involved in a three-team, seven player deal that sent Nonoy Baclao and Robert Reyes to Air21.[2]

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