Pierre Oriola

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Pierre Oriola
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Oriola playing for Barcelona in 2018
No. 18 – FC Barcelona
Position Power forward / Center
League Liga ACB
Personal information
Born (1992-09-25) 25 September 1992 (age 25)
Tàrrega, Spain
Nationality Spanish
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2014 / Undrafted
Playing career 2010–present
Career history
2010–2012 Manresa
2010–2011 →CE Sant Nicolau
2012–2013 Força Lleida
2013–2014 Peñas Huesca
2014–2016 Sevilla
2016–2017 Valencia Basket
2017–present FC Barcelona
Career highlights and awards

Pierre David Oriola Garriga[1] (alternate spelling: Pere Oriola)[2] (born 25 September 1992) is a Spanish professional basketball player who plays for FC Barcelona Lassa of the Spanish Liga ACB. He is a 2.08 m (6'10") tall[3] power forward and small ball center.

Professional career[edit]

After playing youth basketball with the junior teams of Bàsquet Manresa, Oriola began his pro career with the Spanish First Division senior team of Manresa, during the 2009–10 season. He then played on loan in the Spanish amateur level Liga EBA, with CE Saint Nicolau, during the 2010–11 season. He then joined the Spanish 2nd Division club, Força Lleida, for the 2012–13 season.

He then moved to the Spanish 2nd Division club, Peñas Huesca, for the 2013–14 season. His next team was the first division Spanish club CB Sevilla. With Sevilla, he played in the 2nd-tier level European-wide league, the EuroCup, for the first time during the 2014–15 season.

He then moved to the first division Spanish club Valencia Basket. With Valencia, he won the Spanish League 2016–17 season championship.

On July 14, 2017, FC Barcelona Lassa paid a €1,000,000 contract buyout amount to Valencia Basket, in order to secure Oriola's player rights. Oriola then signed a four-year deal with FC Barcelona Lassa.[4]

Spanish national team[edit]

Oriola was a member of the Spanish junior national teams. With Spain's junior national teams, he played at the 2010 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, and at the 2012 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, where he won a bronze medal.[5]

He has also been a member of the senior Spanish national basketball team. With Spain's senior team he played at the EuroBasket 2017.


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