Valencia Basket added fire power to its roster by inking scoring ace Xabi Lopez-Arostegui to a four-year deal, the club announced Tuesday. Lopez-Arostegui (2.00 meters, 24 years old) arrives from Joventut Badalona, where he averaged 12.3 points on 40.0% three-point shooting and 4.9 rebounds in 16 7DAYS EuroCup games last season, ranking 14th overall in PIR average (14.7).
He joined Joventut in 2011, at age 14, and took over at the Euroleague Basketball Adidas Next Generation Tournament in L'Hospitalet, averaging 22.0 points and 7.0 rebounds in 4 games. Lopez-Arostegui went on to play for Prat Joventut and made his first team debut in the 2016-17 season. In 30 EuroCup games with Joventut, Lopez-Arostegui averages 11.0 points and 4.1 rebounds. He has been a member of the Spanish national team.