valencia basket sign nba champion swingman loyd

18:00    08 Aug 2019

Jordan Loyd. Image credit: www.euroleague.net

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.


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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.


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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.


 

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