The HLA Alicante and Adrián Chapela (Lugo, 1994) have reached an agreement for the Galician player to defend the Lugo shirt for the next two seasons. In this way, Chapela returns to Alicante after having played in LEB Plata with HLA Alicante in the 2017-18 season.

Chapela arrives in Alicante from Melilla Sport Capital, where he coincided in recent days with Rafa Monclova. Before Melilla, Chapela played three seasons at ICG Força Lleida.

During his last campaign in Melilla he has posted an average of 7.8 points, 3.6 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game in the 26.3 minutes he has played per game. With the arrival of Rafa Monclova, Chapela increased his averages at the end of the season to 12.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, 4.6 assists and a PIR of 13.7 per game in the more than 28 minutes on average that He played under the orders of the new Lucentian coach.

Adrián Chapela has become a consolidated player in LEB Oro, a category in which he has played more than 110 games over the last four seasons

Statements by Rafa Monclova:

“We have spent two months in Melilla and I think he is a player with enormous capacity. I think he is at a good age and a good game moment. Due to his past in Alicante, he was eager to return. During the time we were together, he showed me from the first day his degree of involvement and professionalism. At the game level he has matured a lot and this last season he has made an important leap. He is a player who has a lot of experience in the league, he can control the games and has the ability to generate for his teammates. Defensively, he can defend the rival point guard at full court, sharing the court with another point guard. He gives us a lot of things in the game. He is a very interesting player for us. I am very happy that Chapela joins our project.”