Valencia tabs forward Oriola

Jul 26, 2016 by Eurocupbasketball.com Print
Valencia tabs forward Oriola
Three-time 7DAYS EuroCup champion Valencia Basket bolstered its frontcourt by inking power forward Pierre Oriola to a two-year deal on Tuesday. Oriola (2.06 meters, 23 years old) arrives from Baloncesto Sevilla, where he played in the last two seasons. He averaged 8.5 points and 3.5 rebounds in 34 Spanish League games last season. Oriola played the 2014-15 EuroCup with Sevilla, averaging 8.9 points and 4.3 rebounds in 16 games. He joined Seville from from CB Lobe Huesca, where he averaged 14 points and 6.1 rebounds in 29 Spanish second division games in the 2013-14 season season. Oriola started his career with Basquet Manresa, where he played for the best part of four years until he joined Huesca. He has also played for CE Sant Nicolau Sabadell of Spain, as well as being a member of the Spanish U18 and U20 national teams.