Gaizka Maiza Apecechea (Ibarra, 1996) was trained in the lower categories of TAKE Tolosa, with whom he would come to play in the EBA league before joining the ranks of Iraurgi de LEB Plata in 2015. He was in the Azpeitia team for two seasons, getting promotion to LEB Oro in the second of them and being one of the key pieces. A good season that allowed Maiza to make the leap to the Endesa League that same campaign, at just nineteen years old, led by GBC San Sebastian. In the summer of 2017, he signed a two-season contract with the Guipuzcoan team, playing the first of them on loan to Iraurgi and returning the second to the San Sebastian team in Liga Endesa. In the 2019/20 season, he signed for Leyma Coruña, where he has played the last two seasons, averaging almost six points and almost two assists this last season.
Valuation Arturo Álvarez, coach Melilla Sport Capital
The Azulino coach points out that, with the incorporation of the Basque player, the team will get the presence of a classic point guard and from whom they expect a lot this season: “If we talk about Gaizka Maiza we are talking about a pure point guard, a good manager and with a three-point shot . He is very talented in that position and I think this season he has to take a step forward, both in his game and in the minutes on the court and take responsibility ”.
“We are very happy to have him with us, he was the point guard we wanted, and we hope he can become that leader on the track that any team needs,” concludes Arturo Álvarez.