Alberto Abalde

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Alberto Abalde
Alberto Abalde 6 Valencia Basket 20171102 (2).jpg
No. 6 – Valencia Basket
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
League Liga ACB
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1995-12-15) December 15, 1995 (age 22)
A Coruña, Spain
Nationality Spanish
Listed height 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in)
Listed weight 93 kg (205 lb)
Career information
NBA draft 2015 / Undrafted
Playing career 2013–present
Career history
2013–2016 Joventut
2013–2014Prat
2016–present Valencia
2016–2017 → Joventut
Career highlights and awards

Alberto Abalde Díaz (born December 15, 1995) is a Spanish professional basketball player for Valencia Basket of the Liga ACB. He has experience on the Spain under-18 and under-20 national teams, having won the bronze and silver medals on the international stage.[1][2]

Career[edit]

After playing in Joventut Badalona's youth setup, Abalde made his debut with the first team in 2013. In that year, Abalde became the MVP of the final of the Nike International Junior Tournament, where Joventut beat Barcelona in the final.[3]

The National Basketball Association released a list noting that Abalde had entered the 2015 NBA draft in late April 2015.[4]

On 17 August 2016, Abalde signed a four-year contract with Valencia Basket, who loaned him one more season to the team from Badalona.[5]

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

Spanish national team[edit]

Junior national team

Individual[edit]

Personal life[edit]

His sister, Tamara, is also a professional basketball player.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alberto Abalde Player Profile". RealGM. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Alberto Abalde". ACB.com. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Club Joventut Badalona is 2013 NIJT champ!". Euroleague. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "NBA announces early entry candidates for draft". Detroit Free Press. Associated Press. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "El Valencia Basket ficha a Alberto Abalde" (in Spanish). Marca. 17 August 2016. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 

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