Joventut Badalona announced on Thursday a new agreement with Swedish big man Simon Birgander, who will stay in the team until June of 2023. Birgander (2.09 meters, 23 years old) arrived in Badalona in 2017 at 19 years old, and his progression since then has made him a key piece in the current Joventut team. He is averaging 6.4 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.0 steals so far in seven 7DAYS EuroCup appearances this season. Birgander's original contract was to have ended in June of 2022.
"I am happy to renew my contract with a club that helped me so much and which is like my second home" Birgander said. "It's very important to me that they wanted to extend my contract after these last two years."