Álex Galán will not continue at Surne Bilbao Basket

When Surne Bilbao Basket announced the incorporation of Ignacio Rosa to occupy the role of fifth player in the internal rotation look forward to the next season, the future of Alex Galan as a man in black it seemed more than complicated and this Monday finally His departure from the Miribilla entity has been formalized. The 22-year-old striker from Extremadura will continue his professional career in the Leyma Basquet Coruña of the LEB Oro after a fleeting experience in the Biscayan complex.

Galán has only played six games and a total of 25 minutes under Álex Mumbrú last season (he averaged 1.2 points and 0.7 rebounds in four minutes of play), with the game against Barça on matchday four being the most relevant in his short Endesa League resume , as he spent just over ten minutes on the court, scoring five points and adding four PIR credits. With curiosity, The Extremadura player was present last week at the concentration of the Spanish sub’22 team under the orders of Jaume Ponsarnau, new coach of Surne Bilbao Basket.

The Calamonte player was recruited by Surne Bilbao Basket last summer from HLA Alicante, a group where he played a notable role in both LEB Silver and later Gold, becoming a rising star. However, with the Bizkaia team playing only one competition, he did not find minutes of play by appearing in the power forward rotation behind Gytis Masiulis and Damien Inglis (formerly of Regimantas Miniotas). In addition, shortly after the start of the course, he suffered various physical mishaps that even prevented him from being able to enter the calls of Mumbrú.


Given the lack of minutes, The Vizcaya team decided on January 31 to transfer the player from Extremadura to HLA Alicante, his host club, while renewing his contract for an additional season. His performance under Gonzalo García de Vitoria was not differential (4.7 points and 2.8 rebounds in 16 minutes) and the Miribilla entity finally decided not to count on him for the next year.

“We would like to thank the player for his dedication and professionalism during his MIB season and, similarly, we wish him well in the next stage of his professional career,” the club said in a statement. Your future will be next campaign in Leyma Basquet Coruña under the orders of Diego Epifanioa group that intends to be competitive within a LEB Oro that promises to be very demanding.


In another vein, Surne Bilbao Basket continues to work for finish creating your new template, who will have the challenge of making his participation in the Endesa League compatible with the Basketball Champions League next year. With ten players already confirmed under the orders of Ponsarnau – the renewed Ludde Hakanson, Andrew Goudelock, Tomeu Rigo, Álex Reyes and Jeff Withey and the incorporated Nikola Radicevic, Francis Alonso, Xavi Rabaseda, Ignacio Rosa and Michale Kyser -, it remains to be put a lock on the signing of Emir Sulejmanovic and close the twelve-player relationship with the arrival of a power forward with the ability to threaten from the 6.75 line against the almost impossible continuity of Damien Inglis.

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