Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Unicaja confirms the renewal of Darío Brizuela until 2026

What we knew since last week is now official and I was just waiting for it to become official. Darío Brizuela and Unicaja have reached an agreement to renew the contract until 2026, three more seasons, being one of the key pieces of the compositor project since his arrival and that will be part of the continuity group for the future of the Malaga team. A piece that has shone with Ibon Navarro and that has found the perfect role to dazzle with the Los Guindos ensemble.

Brizuela’s numbers this season have been fantastic. He has played 41 games counting all competitions, in which his averages have been 11.2 points, 2 assists and a PIR of 9.3. The maximum score this season for the international guard and champion of the last Eurobasket has been 27 points, and he has done it twice: against PAOK Salónica, in the Basketball Champions League, and Barça, in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey 2023 that ended up in the showcases of Malaga.

Brizuela, a benchmark in Carpena

Darío arrived in Málaga and from the beginning he showed his offensive qualities, his character and his ability to lead on the court. But he has not only confirmed all the good that he pointed out, but also season after season he has become a more complete player on both sides of the trackin addition to greatly improving their reading and knowledge of the game.

He has lived great moments with the green shirt. Starting with the recently won Copa del Rey Badalona 2023, where he was crucial at many times, especially in the quarterfinals against Barça with the aforementioned 27 points. We cannot forget that in the 19/20 season, just over 2 months after the signing of Dario, the San Sebastian escort was key in Unicaja reaching the final of the Copa del Rey 2020.

Regarding the total numbers of Brizuela in these 4 seasons in Malaga, the shooting guard has played 160 games with an average score of 12.73. This score places him as Unicaja’s best scorer since Marcus Haislip, who finished his journey at Carpena with an average of 13.81 points in 102 games.


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