Originally from Philippines, Paul Lee has come across his dream of sports, establishing himself as one of the most proficient basketball of his native land. As a professional basketball player, he presently plays for the Philippine Basketball Association’s Rain or Shine Elasto Painters.
Paul Lee was actually born as Paul John Dalistan Lee on 14th of February, 1989. He passed his entire childhood in his birth land of Tondo, a beautiful place located in Manila, Philippines. His parents’, Helen & Edwin Lee married at a very young age & they as well struggled financially’ their effort at launching a small trade had failed, therefore the 3 children were switched to public schools from privates during his upbringing. His mom once served as a caregiver in Lebanon & Saudi Arabia. He collected his education attending the San Sebastian College, which was later followed by his enrollment at the University of East, in Manila.
During his freshman years at high school, Paul Lee got discovered by the coach while playing in the college’s intramurals. He was made to try out, behind which the coach placed him within the lineup the next year. The San Sebastian Staglets subsequently won the prestigious NCAA Journior Championship during his senior years. In the year 2007, Paul was hired by Dindo Pumaren, then coach of the Manila’s University of the East. His role throughout the time was together with the second group. The young champ was famed as the sixth man, the key substituent for former King Warrior Marcy Arellano. A year later, his game thrived as soon as Lawrence Chongson began to coach that team. Lawrence later became Paul’s advisor, & presently an agent. He warned the award of the Most Improved Player in the UAAP Season 72. Shortly he became an element of the Mythican Team throughout the UAAP Season 73. Though he played hurt in his final year in UE, Paul didn’t want anyone to discern about it.
With 2nd overall, Paul Lee was picked by the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters throughout the PBA draft 2011. Within the conclusion of the 2011- 2012 PBA Season, the young chap was honored the Rookie of the Year, & bagged his foremost PBA Championship along with the Painters, however he didn’t play during the series of championship because of injury. Lately, in the year 2014, he was appealing the management of Rain or Shine to deal him by personally calling-up Yeng Guiao, a professional coach. Nonetheless, Yeng & the management are hell bowed on keeping Paul at any cost. After Paul backed from Spain behind his Gilas shift in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2014, he continued a sabbatical by not at all showing up to the Elasto Painters practice or still talking to public & media, generating conjectures of him approaching through contracting with the next team. Behind a couple of days, the player ultimately showed up, & anon a heart- to- heart talk with Yeng Guiao, Paul eventually made a decision to continue with the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters. On 19th of September, 2014, Paul together with Lawrence Chongson, his agent signed a two-year max contract to keep on with the Elasto Painters.
Paul Lee was authoritatively included inside the list that contended in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2014. He as well led the squad to finish with a bronze medal in the FIBA Asia Cup 2014 behind converting 3 decisive free- throws with no time left next to host China. Further to all these, Paul, during his initial days of career has even played for the reputed Cobra Energy Drink Iron Men within the Philippine Basketball League & too in the prestigious PBA Developmental League, under the coaching of Lawrence Chongson. As he comes from a family with economical crises, he always won full scholarships & not just collected his education, but too received free board & lodging because of his zeal for basketball. For more updates, visit his official websites available on internet or make a close glance over Paul Lee wiki.