Rafa Martínez

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Rafa Martínez
Rafael Martínez with Valencia BC.
No. 17 – Valencia
Position Shooting guard
League Spanish League
Personal information
Born (1982-03-03) March 3, 1982 (age 32)
Santpedor, Barcelona, Spain
Nationality Spanish
Listed height 6 ft 2.75 in (1.90 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
Pro playing career 1999–present
Career history
1998–2000 Bàsquet Manresa
2000–2001 CB Vic
2001–2003 CB Valls
2003–2008 Bàsquet Manresa
2008–present Valencia BC

Rafael Martínez Aguilera, known as Rafa Martínez (Born March 3, 1982) is a Spanish basketball player. He plays shooting guard position and his current team is Valencia BC of the Spanish ACB League.

Pro career[edit]

Rafa Martínez started playing basketball for Basquet Manresa eventually rising from clubs junior team ranks. The team previously played in the Spanish second division LEB but was promoted to the Spanish League for the 1999-2000 season where on October 9, 1999 he made his professional debut in the top Spanish league against FC Barcelona. The following season he spent in the Basketball team CB Vic. After spending two years in the Valls Felix Hotel in LEB-2, he returned to the Basquet Manresa in 2003. In 2008 he joined Valencia BC team that later won the Eurocup in 2010. In the 2009-10 season he had the best three-point percentage in the ACB League.

Euroleague career statistics[edit]

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high
2010–11 Power Electronics Valencia 21 21 29.0 .416 .375 .769 2.1 1.5 .8 .0 10.7 8.4

Spanish national team[edit]

He has been with the Spanish national basketball team from the youth level. With the U-20 he won the silver medal at the U-20 European Basketball Championship 2002 played in Vilnius (Lithuania), and won the bronze medal with the B-team at the Mediterranean Games 2005 played in Almería (Spain).

In June 2010 he was included on the list of 24 candidates for the Spanish national basketball team,[1] but did not make the final 12-man roster for 2010 FIBA World Championship.


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