After losing to Darel poirier For the entire season, due to the injury to the Achilles tendon of the French pivot, Movistar Estudiantes has incorporated another inside player.
Is about Kevin Larsen (pivot, 2.08 meters, 1993, Denmark), from the Endesa League Breogán River, who is already in Madrid.
He was a decisive player in the Lugo team last season 2020-21 for the brilliant promotion of LEB Oro to acb, as well as in the Princess Cup title won by “Breo”.
Larsen was the best interior in the LEB, averaging 13.7 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.7 fouls received for an average rating of 16.8 across all phases of the competition. Some numbers that made him the third most valued player in the entire LEB Oro. This season in the Endesa League was not having the desired role and only played in 6 games.
Promotion Specialist It is not the only promotion from LEB to Liga Endesa achieved by the Danish international pivot: in his first year in Spain, the 2018-19 season with Bilbao Basket, he achieved promotion in the tough final phase played in the Basque city. That season with the “men in black” he averaged 8.4 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.1 fouls received for a PIR of 10.6.
He also played in another of the most powerful teams in the Spanish second division, the current Easycharger Palencia, in the 2019-20 season. When the pandemic forced the competition to stop, Larsen was averaging a spectacular 14.2 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.8 fouls received for a PIR of 19.5 for a team that was fifth in the regular league. His good season with the Castilians remained in the memory of the fans, who voted him the best pivot in the club’s history.
Before arriving in Spain, he made his professional debut in Pro B (French second division) in the ranks of the Lille Métropole in the first half of the 2016-17 season. But he finished that course at the ProA Mitteldeutscher BC Weißenfels, (German second division) where he got the first promotion of his career, winning the Pro A title.
In the 2017-18 season he played in the first division of his country, defending the colors of Horsens IC of the Danish first division. He was named MVP of the Basketligaen, in which his team finished second.
He was formed in the American NCAA, enrolled in the ranks of George Washington University between 2012 and 2016. With the “Colonials”, Larsen achieved several individual recognitions as “Most improved player of the Atlantic 10 Conference”, being a member of the third best quintet of the conference or the best quintet of the NIT. He was not chosen in the NBA draft.
Regarding his international participation, Kevin Larsen is a regular with the Denmark team from training categories (U16 and U18); and made his senior debut in the FIBA ??qualifying windows for the 2021 Eurobasket.