Credit: FIBA
Credit FIBA

Center Jasiel Rivero has bought out his contract with two-time Basketball Champions League winners San Pablo Burgos to become a free agent. However, Rivero will not remain without a team for an extended period.

Jasiel Rivero

Jasiel  Rivero
Position: C
Age: 27
Height: 204 cm
Birth place: Cuba

According to the Spanish media, Rivero is expected to strike a deal with Valencia Basket. After spending four years playing in Argentina, Rivero flew overseas and signed with Burgos in 2019.

Rivero was instrumental in helping his team raise two BCL trophies in two consecutive seasons. The Cuban big man recorded 12.8 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.2 steals, and 16.1 EFF over 22.5 minutes in the BCL.

In the Spanish Liga ACB, the 2.06 m center accumulated 12.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.1 assists, and 13.5 EFF over 22.9 minutes.

His new team, Valencia Basket, barely missed the EuroLeague playoffs last year. That meant that the squad's relegation to the EuroCup next season.

Valencia are a part of Group B, where they will face Virtus Bologna, Promitheas Patras, Gran Canaria, Buducnost Voli Podgorica, Umana Reyer Venice, Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana, Mincidelice JL Bourg En Bresse, Ratiopharm Ulm, and Frutti Extra Bursaspor.

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