18:00 08 Aug 2019
Spanish side Valencia Basket strengthened its perimeter ahead of the new 2019/20 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season.
Valencia have signed National Basketball Association (NBA) champion swingman Jordan Loyd.
The 26-years-old played 12 games with an average of 2.6 points for NBA champion Toronto Raptors last season.
He also played for Toronto’s affiliate NBA G League team, Raptors 905, putting up 22.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 1.8 steals per game.
Loyd had started as a pro with Fort Wayne of the NBA G League in the 2016-17 season.
In between that and his year with Toronto, Loyd debuted in Europe with Hapoel Eilat of the Israeli League.
He finished third in scoring for the 2017-18 Israeli League season with 17.4 points per game, as well as 4.9 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.6 steals.
Prior to turning professional, Loyd split a four-year university career between Furman and Indianapolis in his native United States.
He has a degree in Environmental Sustainability.