Sergio Llull

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Sergio Llull
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Llull warming up with Real Madrid.
No. 23 – Real Madrid
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
League ACB League
Euroleague
Personal information
Born (1987-11-15) November 15, 1987 (age 26)
Mahón, Menorca, Spain
Nationality Spanish
Listed height 6 ft 3.75 in (1.92 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 34th overall
Selected by the Denver Nuggets
Pro playing career 2005–present
Career history
2005–2007 Manresa (Spain, Spain 2nd)
2005–2006 → Finques Olesa (loan) (Spain 4th)
2007–present Real Madrid (Spain)
Career highlights and awards
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Llull and the second or maternal family name is Melià.

Sergio "Sergi" Llull Melià (ser-HIO YU-y; born November 15, 1987) is a Spanish professional basketball player for Real Madrid of the ACB League. He is a 6 ft 3 ¾ in (1.92 m) tall[1] point guard-shooting guard.

Player profile[edit]

Llull is known for his straight line speed, jumping ability, and average dunks. Llull averaged a PIR of 9.2 in the Euroleague, during the 2012–13 season.

He can play at either the point guard or shooting guard position. He has spent the majority of his Euroleague career playing at shooting guard, which is his main position.

Professional career[edit]

Spain[edit]

Llull began his career playing for the La Salle Maò and CB i Unió Manresana junior clubs as a youth. He made his professional debut with the Spanish ACB League club Manresa during the 2005–06 season. He also played with the (Spanish 4th Division Spanish club Finques Olesa that season, on loan. He returned to Manresa and played in the Spanish 2nd Division the next season, and then joined the Spanish Euroleague club Real Madrid in 2007.

In 2009, Real Madrid exercised a club option to extend his contract for another 2 years. In 2010, Llull extended his contract with Real Madrid through the year 2014.[2][3] He was named the MVP of the final of the mid-season three game 2012 Spanish King's Cup tournament.

In 2012, Llull extended his contract with Real Madrid once again, this time through the 2017–18 season.[4][5]

NBA[edit]

Llull was chosen by the Denver Nuggets, with the 34th pick in the 2009 NBA Draft. The Houston Rockets then bought his draft rights from the Nuggets, for approximately $2.25 million, making him the most expensive player ever to be purchased during the draft's second round.[6]

Spanish national team[edit]

As a member of the junior Spanish national basketball teams, Llull won the gold medal at the 2004 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship and he won the silver medal at the 2007 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship. He has also played with the senior men's Spanish national basketball team. He won two gold medals at the EuroBasket, in 2009 and 2011, and he also played at the 2010 FIBA World Championship.

He won the silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.

Euroleague statistics[edit]

Legend
  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
Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2007–08 Real Madrid 15 2 8.1 .370 .000 .789 .4 .9 .2 .1 2.3 1.7
2008–09 Real Madrid 19 4 19.0 .468 .380 .926 1.1 2.2 .5 .2 6.9 6.6
2009–10 Real Madrid 18 1 21.1 .521 .418 .724 1.2 2.0 1.0 .1 9.5 9.4
2010–11 Real Madrid 23 22 28.0 .401 .343 .841 2.3 3.0 .8 .1 11.9 10.8
2011–12 Real Madrid 16 11 22.2 .427 .295 .719 1.5 3.2 .6 .0 7.4 7.0
2012–13 Real Madrid 27 25 27.0 .396 .339 .781 2.3 3.2 .6 .1 10.4 9.2
2013–14 Real Madrid 31 31 29.1 .466 .338 .796 1.8 4.1 .6 .0 11.4 12.0
Career 149 96 23.5 .440 .346 .799 1.6 2.8 .6 .1 9.2 8.7

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

Pro career[edit]

2007, 2013
2012, 2014
2012, 2013

Spanish national team[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

References and notes[edit]

External links[edit]