ANDl Surne Bilbao Basket confirmed this Wednesday the signing of Serbian international point guard Stefan Peno, who arrives at the Biscayan team “to reinforce” a squad “currently impaired by physical problems” of fellow point guard Rafa Luz, bodyguards Andrew Goudelock and Tomeu Rigo and the pivot Alejandro Galán.

Peno (Belgrade, 1.94, 24 years old) is a player from the FC Barcelona quarry who knows the ACB after playing with the first Barça team in the 2016-2017 season.

After his culé period, Aito García Reneses recruited the Serbian point guard for Alba Berlin in the 2017-2018 season and in the 2018-2019 season “he lived his best stage as a professional”, averaging 8.2 points, 6.1 assists and 2.9 rebounds with the team German.

Peno, who has played 10 games with his country’s senior team after being part of the U16, U17, U19 and U20 combined, and arrives, arrives in Bilbao after playing on loan for the German Rasta Vechta in the 2020-2021 season with some averages of 5.3 points, 4.3 assists and 2 rebounds.

The sporting director of Bilbao Basket, Rafa Pueyo, emphasizes that Peno “is a point guard with a good reading of the game, a good passer and a transition player”.

In addition, adds Pueyo, “he is a physically good player who will help defensively because he is capable of defending in the three outer positions.”

The signing of Peno joins the other two that Surne Bilbao has made in recent weeks, the French power forward Damien Inglis, with him replacing the departure of Regimantas Miniotas on his own initiative to Zalgiris Kaunas, and the American guard Khyri Thomas , with which he covers the temporary leave of the injured Goudelock.