NOrris Cole closes the Unicaja squad for this 2021-2022 season. The North American guard signs for a season although there will be an option to continue the next course depending on his performance. After the unsuccessful signing of Spissu, now the Los Guindos team has ended the summer market and finds Alberto Díaz a partner in the role of one-man orchestra for the Fotis Katsikaris quintet. Cole is 1.88 meters tall and 32 years old. Last season he played in the ranks of Asvel Villeurbanne, a team with which he was proclaimed champion of the French LNB and played in the Euroleague. His numbers in the ranks of Asvel Villeurbanne were 13.7 points, 3.6 assists and a PIR of 10.3 in European competition and 10.4 points, 2.1 assists and a PIR of 8.8 in the French competition.
With his arrival, Unicaja continues to bet on experience for this campaign. At 32, Cole is a player with a long career in both the NBA and European basketball. In the North American professional league he spent 6 years, 3 and a half seasons in the ranks of the Miami Heat, a year and a half in the New Orleans Pelicans and one more year in the ranks of Oklahoma City Center. It should be noted that in his early years he got no less than 2 NBA rings with the Florida Heat being a regular player in the Florida team’s rotation. His participation in the Euroleague, Eurocup and Basketball Champions League also stands out, the competition that he will play this year with the Los Guindos team.
Cole will join his teammates as soon as possible. The other two signings of the Malaga team, Barreiro and Michael Eric, are already waiting for him, training in a Unicaja that started the preseason last Saturday. It should be remembered that those from Katsikaris will play 5 games during the 2021-22 preseason. Andalusia Cup, X Costa del Sol Tournament, against Real Madrid and UCAM Murcia, and the VI EncestaRias Tournament in Galicia will serve as preparation for the Malaga team. The objective, to arrive in the best conditions on September 19, the date on which the Endesa League will start at the Martín Carpena with the match against Obradoiro CAB.