Norel with GBC in 2017.
|Cafés Candelas Breogán|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
September 17, 1987|
|Listed height||6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)|
|Listed weight||230 lb (104 kg)|
|NBA draft||2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 47th overall|
|Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves|
|Career highlights and awards|
Henk Norel (born September 17, 1987) is a Dutch professional basketball player for Cafés Candelas Breogán of the Liga ACB. He was drafted with the 47th overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Starting from the 2009–10 season Norel became a rotation player for Joventut in the Liga ACB.
In the 2012 offseason Norel signed a three-year deal with CAI Zaragoza, another team from the ACB. 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. His first appearance back on the court was in January 2014.
On June 26, 2017, Norel left Zaragoza after five seasons.
On August 4, 2017, Norel signed with RETAbet.es GBC. In his first month with GBC, Norel received the ACB Player of the Month Award for October. He was named to the All-Liga ACB First Team after the 2017–18 season.
National team career
Norel represented the Netherlands national basketball team in international competitions. With the Netherlands, he played at EuroBasket 2017. On May 17, 2018, Norel announced his retirement from the Dutch national team, as he indicated he needed rest to focus on his club career. Over an 11-year span, Norel played 79 games with the Netherlands.
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- All-ACB First and Second Team Announced
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- Basketballer Norel (30) stopt na elf jaar bij Oranje
- HENK NOREL BEËINDIGT INTERLANDCARRIÈRE