Santiago Yusta

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Santiago Yusta
Yusta15.jpg
Yusta in 2015
No. 16 – Real Madrid
Position Small forward
League Liga ACB
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1997-04-28) April 28, 1997 (age 21)
Madrid, Spain
Nationality Spanish
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 183 lb (83 kg)
Career information
Playing career 2015–present
Career history
2015 Real Madrid
2015–2017 Obradoiro
2017–present Real Madrid
Career highlights and awards

Santiago Yusta García (born April 28, 1997) is a Spanish professional basketball player for Real Madrid of the Liga ACB and EuroLeague.

Career[edit]

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.[1]

In July 2015, he moved from Madrid to fellow ACB outfit Obradoiro, signing a three-year deal with the club.[2] In his first season with Obradoiro, he was named to the All-ACB Best Young Players Team.

In July 2017, Yusta signed a two-year deal with Real Madrid.[3][4]

International career[edit]

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.[5] 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.[6] Yusta also played for Spain at the U18 European Championships in 2015[7] 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.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "For Yusta, Spain Loss Came At Right Moment | U16 European Championship Men (2013) | FIBA Europe". www.fibaeurope.com. Retrieved 2016-10-20. 
  2. ^ AS, Diario (2015-07-09). "El Obradoiro se queda a la perla del Madrid Santiago Yusta | ACB | AS.com". AS.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 2016-10-20. 
  3. ^ "This is Santi Yusta | Real Madrid CF". Real Madrid C.F. - Web Oficial. 3 July 2017. Retrieved 3 July 2017. 
  4. ^ "Official Announcement: Yusta | Real Madrid CF". Real Madrid C.F. - Web Oficial. 3 July 2017. Retrieved 3 July 2017. 
  5. ^ "Santiago Yusta | U16 European Championship Men (2013) | FIBA Europe". www.fibaeurope.com. Retrieved 2016-10-20. 
  6. ^ "Santiago Yusta profile, FIBA U17 World Championship for Men 2014 | FIBA.COM". FIBA.COM. Retrieved 2016-10-20. 
  7. ^ "Santiago Yusta | U18 Europe Championship Men - Division A". u18men.fibaeurope.com. Retrieved 2016-10-20. 
  8. ^ "Santiago YUSTA at the Players of the FIBA U20 European Championship Division A 2016 - FIBA.com". FIBA.com. Retrieved 2016-10-20. 

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