Monday, September 10, 2007

Freddie Hubalde

MVP Year(s): 1977 (Crispa)
College: Mapua Institute of TEchnology


How he ever found ways to shine in a talent-laden Crispa squad is a proof of Freddie Hubalde's resiliency. He started out as an undersized forward who loved to score from underneath with his patented undergoal stab. Later on, he took his game outside and developed a medium range bank shot.

In 1977, when Crispa won two championships but fell short of its grand slam try, Hubalde took home his one and only MVP trophy after playing his finest season. He took his skills to several other teams but he was last a factor for the Tanduay ballclub that later disbanded and sold its franchise to Purefoods. There, teamed up with the likes of Mon Fernandez, Padim Israel and Willie Generalao.