ORNicaragua has made official what is its first signing of the summer. The Los Guindos box has signed Jonathan Barreiro. One of the national pearls that was in the market and that signs for the Malaga team for the next three seasons. At 24 years old, the Galician forward is a smart move from the typesetting team that yesterday announced the departures of Adam Waczynski and Gal Mekel. The player leaves Casademont Zaragoza after payment of 150,000 euros in transfer that has returned the illusion to the Carpena fans. His physique and his outside game have been the key reasons for Katsikaris to have agreed to his signing.
He is an outstanding player within his generation, from a very young age he began to attract attention for his physique and technical qualities. He was trained in the lower categories of Real Madrid from a cadet age and made his debut in the Endesa League and in the Euroleague with the white team when he was only 17 years old in the 2013/14 season, when the junior team was still alternating with that of the EBA League. . In the 15/16 season he played on loan at the Ourense de LEB Oro where he continued to forge, for the following season he joined Basket Zaragoza, where he has played until this year, being the player with the most games in the history of the Aragonese team and a whole a benchmark for his fans, after five seasons there.
Barreiro, who will wear Unicaja number 7. The 2.05 forward joins the magnificent roster of international Spanish players that make up the Unicaja squad, the largest of the Endesa League clubs: Darío Brizuela, Alberto Díaz, Carlos Suárez, Jaime Fernández, Francis Alonso, Rubén Guerrero , the young Pablo Sánchez and now also the Galician player.
Good figures last year
This season just ended, he averaged 8.7 points, 4.2 rebounds and a PIR of 9.5 in an average of 22 minutes per game in Liga Endesa. In addition, he has reached some of the highs of his entire career such as games played (36), points (22), assists (5) or valuation (26). He has also played in the Basketball Champions League, where he played the Final 8 and got the bronze medal.
He has been international with the U-18, U-20 team -with which he won the gold medal in the Helsinki European Championship- and with the absolute in two calls of the qualification windows for the 2019 World Cup.
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