Henk Norel

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Henk Norel
HenkNorel.JPG
Norel with DKV Joventut
No. 25 – Tecnyconta Zaragoza
Position Power forward / Center
League Liga ACB
Personal information
Born (1987-09-17) September 17, 1987 (age 29)
Gorinchem, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 47th overall
Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves
Playing career 2005–present
Career history
2005–2006 Joventut Badalona
2005–2006 CB Prat
2007–2008 Lucentum Alicante
2008–2012 Joventut Badalona
2012–present CAI Zaragoza
Career highlights and awards

Henk Norel (born September 17, 1987) is a Dutch basketball player who plays for CAI Zaragoza in the Liga ACB. He was drafted with the 47th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Early life[edit]

During his younger years Norel played for SV Argon, a team based in Mijdrecht. In the 2004–05 season he played for a junior team of Demon Astronauts, a professional club from Amsterdam.

Professional career[edit]

Norel entered the Joventut Badalona team in 2005, but played on loan for CB Prat and Lucentum Alicante the following seasons.

In the 2009 NBA Draft Norel was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the 47th overall pick, which made him the 7th Dutch player who was drafted.[1]

Starting from the 2009–10 season Norel became a rotation player for Joventut in the Liga ACB.

In the 2012 offseason Norel signed a 3-year deal with CAI Zaragoza, another team from the ACB.[2] In his first season his numbers rose, as he averaged 13.3 points per game and was 5th in PIR rating in the league. After Norel suffered a knee injury in May 2013, he took a long time to recover.[3] His first appearance back on the court was in January 2014.

Honours[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played  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  Bold  Career high     Led the league
Regular season
Year Team League GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2005–06 Spain Joventut ACB 9 0.6 .000 .000 .000 0.7 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.0
2006–07 Spain Joventut ACB 3 2.0 .000 .000 .000 1.0 2.7 2.0 0.0 0.0
2009–10 Spain Joventut ACB 32 12.9 .630 .250 .638 2.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 1.7
2010–11 Spain Joventut ACB 16 18.3 .560 .200 .600 4.8 0.9 0.3 0.5 6.4
2011–12 Spain Joventut ACB 29 15.8 .506 .000 .750 4.3 0.4 0.3 0.4 6.6
2012–13 Spain Zaragoza ACB 32 24.8 .590 .000 .596 5.9 0.9 0.6 0.7 13.3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Basketballer Henk Norel als 47-ste gedraft | RTV Rijnmond". Rijnmond.nl. 2009-06-26. Retrieved 2014-07-11. 
  2. ^ "Holland - CAI Zaragoza to sign 3-year deal with Henk Norel | MLBB - Sports Agency WebSite Template". Mlbb.d11.gr. 2012-07-20. Retrieved 2014-07-11. 
  3. ^ "Norel Injury Deals Blow To Dutch Hopes". FIBA Europe. Retrieved 2014-07-11. 

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