Jordy Kuiper comes to contribute to the UEMC Real Valladolid Basketball his versatility, centimeters and power to the team’s inner game. The Dutchman, who can play in different positions, knows Spanish basketball and stands out for his physical conditions and character on the court.
Born on June 2, 1995 in Groningen, the Netherlands, Kuiper is 2.06 meters tall. His training had a boost when he was part of the Canarias Basketball Academy in Tenerife, and later began his career in 2013 at the UNC Greensboro Spartans of the University of North Carolina, in the United States. There, each season he improved his figures, scoring, in 2017/2018, an average of 7.2 points, 4.9 rebounds, more than 27 minutes, and a rating of 8.6.
As a professional, he made the leap to Grindavik, in Iceland, where he scored an average per game of 16.9 points and a valuation of 18.7, which helped Cáceres to take his services to play the LEB in the 19-20 season. Gold. In that course Kuiper played 23 games, 24 minutes per game, and an average of nine points, five rebounds and a PIR of 10.2, being an important player of a team that was in playoff position until the competition was suspended for the pandemic. In 2020/2021 the Dutchman played for CEP Lorient in France where he averaged 7.2 points and a valuation of 6.2 credits.
“With Jordy Kuiper the power forward position is completed, along with Sergio de la Fuente. He is versatile, he can play away from the basket and even shoot three, but also close and putting a lot of intensity in his actions, defending and pushing for the rebound. The knowledge he has of the LEB Oro is an added value ”, analyzes Pepe Catalina.
Fernando Revilla, ‘fifth’ inside player of the UEMC
In the absence of the hiring of the two pivots, the 20-year-old, 2.02 meter from Burgos, Fernando Revilla will be the ‘fifth’ inside player for UEMC Real Valladolid Baloncesto. It will give greater depth to the rotation of tall men in training, covering any incident, eventuality or unforeseen event. In addition, it will participate in those matches whose circumstances require it. He is a player with athletic ability and intensity on both sides of the basket. Run the field well and make some medium distance shot.
Revilla already played this role last season at Tizona de Burgos in LEB Oro. He played in eleven games, averaging 1.2 points and a rebound in seven minutes of play. In 2019/2020 he played in the EBA subsidiary of San Pablo Burgos (ACB) with which he signed 7.2 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.
For his part, Pepe Catalina also values ??the incorporation of the young man from Burgos. “Fernando Revilla increases our battery of interior players and will provide us with greater depth in the rotation, both on a day-to-day basis and in the games that are necessary. He has already performed this role last season with Tizona Universidad de Burgos and, therefore, knows the competition ”, details the UEMC Real Valladolid Baloncesto sports director.