Yusta in 2015
|No. 16 – Real Madrid|
April 28, 1997|
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||183 lb (83 kg)|
|Career highlights and awards|
After coming through the youth ranks of Club Baloncesto Torrejón and Real Madrid, Yusta made his debut for Real’s second men’s team in the fourth-tier of Spanish basketball, EBA, during the 2013-14 season. In the course of the 2014-15 season, he logged his first minutes in the ACB, Spain’s top league, and helped Real’s youth squad win the 2015 Euroleague Next Generation Tournament title.
Yusta made nine appearances for the Spanish under-16 national team, averaging 13.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.1 steals a contest, as they captured the European championship in 2013. In 2014, he led the Spanish under-17 national team to the semifinals at the World Championships, putting up averages of 14.1 points and 3.9 boards per outing. Yusta also played for Spain at the U18 European Championships in 2015 and was a key-part of the team that won gold at the 2016 U20 European Championships. He scored 10.7 points per contest during the tournament, while pulling down 5.4 rebounds a game, dishing out 2.4 assists and snagging 2.1 steals per outing.
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