Jalen Rashad Nesbitt (forward, 1.98 meters) is the fifth incorporation of CB Almansa with AFANION 2021/2022. The Spartanburg, South Carolina-born player is a physical forward, with the ability to rebound, fast hands on defense and a great work ethic. Jalen was playing at CB Villarrobledo in the 2018/2019 season, the year in which we faced the La Mancha team in LEB PLATA.
With Nesbitt, the Almanseños already have 5 players after the incorporations of Eddy Polanco, Kevin Bercy, Fabio Santana and the renewal of Josep Pérez. Last season he played in the Danish first division with FOG Naesved with averages of 10.3 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.5 assists in just over 24 minutes of play. The previous season he played 25 games at Ikra Svit in Slovakia, where he demonstrated his physical ability by averaging 16.8 points and 8.8 rebounds.
Despite having no experience in LEB ORO, the team from Almansa, led by Rubén Perelló, trusts Jalen’s skills to help the team and grow as a player. In the words of our coach Rubén Perelló: “Jalen is a player we know from his time at Villarrobledo at LEB PLATA. At the time, we were impressed by his physical conditions and his offensive talent. Having gained experiences in Denmark and Slovakia, we have found ourselves on the road again.
Jalen is a team player with great ability to adapt to the role that the team needs. In attack he has improved his outside launch. He has great ability to play in the open field, play one-on-one situations and attack the attack rebound. On defense, he is quick on the hands and has great intuition skills to steal balls. I’m sure Jalen can be one of the surprises in the league. He is hungry and in conditions to continue growing. “