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Alba Torrens Salom (born 30 August 1989) is a Spanish female basketball player at the small forward position who plays for UMMC Ekaterinburg. Winner of four EuroLeague titles with three clubs and seven medals with the Spanish senior team, she is considered one of the best European players of the 2010s.

Alba Torrens
Alba Torrens.JPG
Torrens, playing for Galatasaray in 2014
No. 7 – UMMC Ekaterinburg
PositionSmall forward
LeagueRBPL
Personal information
Born (1989-08-30) 30 August 1989 (age 29)
Binissalem, Spain
NationalitySpanish
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight176 lb (80 kg)
Career information
WNBA draft2009 / Round: 3 / Pick: 36th overall
Selected by the Connecticut Sun
Playing career2006–present
Career history
2006–2009Celta Vigo
2009–2011Perfumerías Avenida
2011–2014Galatasaray
2014–presentUMMC Ekaterinburg
Career highlights and awards

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Club careerEdit

Torrens started playing basketball in clubs in her native Balearic Islands before moving in 2003 to Segle XXI, where young talents are developed. She made her debut in the Spanish top tier league with Celta Vigourban in the 2007–08 season. Perfumerías Avenida was her clubs for the next two seasons, winning the Spanish league and the Euroleague in 2011 under coach Lucas Mondelo. Despite being picked by the Connecticut Sun in the 2009 WNBA draft, she has repeatedly refused to join the WNBA because of the commitment to the national team.[1][2]

She moved abroad in 2011 to play for Galatasaray S.K., winning one League, three Cups and her second Euroleague in 2014.

At UMMC Ekaterinburg since 2014, she won three EuroLeague Women titles in 2016, 2018 and 2019, as well as one Russian Cup and four Russian Leagues.

EuroLeague statisticsEdit

Euroleague winner
Season Team GP MPP PPP RPP APP
2009–10   Halcón Avenida 15 24.4 7.5 3.4 2.4
2010–11   Halcón Avenida 16 28.0 15.8 4.2 2.3
2011–12   Galatasaray S.K. 9 25.1 14.7 2.8 2.3
2012–13   Galatasaray S.K. 12 17.7 6.4 2.0 1.1
2013–14   Galatasaray S.K. 17 29.4 13.7 3.8 2.8
2014–15   UMMC Ekaterinburg 16 23.0 9.7 3.6 3.1
2015–16   UMMC Ekaterinburg 16 21.8 8.4 3.6 2.5
2016–17   UMMC Ekaterinburg 18 19.5 8.3 2.6 2.9
2017–18   UMMC Ekaterinburg 18 27.5 9.4 7.0 3.3
2018–19   UMMC Ekaterinburg 16 25.3 9.6 5.7 3.7
Total 153 24.2 10.2 3.8 2.4

National teamEdit

Torrens started playing with Spain's youth teams at 14, winning a total of five medals from 2004 to 2009. She made her debut with the senior team in 2008, and went to play with the 2008 Summer Olympics when she was 18 years old. Up to 2017, she had 151 caps with 13 PPG,[3] participating in two Olympic Games (Beijing 2008, Rio 2016), two World Championships and five European Championships:[4]

Individual Awards and accomplishmentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Allard, Marc. "Connecticut Sun coach says team needs roster stability". The Bulletin. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Alba Torrens, la estrella que renuncia una y otra vez a la WNBA por la selección. Noticias de Baloncesto". El Confidencial (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Selección Española Absoluta Femenina de Baloncesto". seleccionfemenina.feb.es. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  4. ^ "archive.fiba.com: Players". archive.fiba.com. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  5. ^ http://www.fiba.com/eurobasketwomen/2017/news/mvp-torrens-leads-all-star-five
  6. ^ Alba Torrens has been named FIBA Europe Women's Player of the Year FIBA.com
  7. ^ Avenida still in the clouds FIBA.com
  8. ^ MVP Torrens leads All-Star Five FIBA.com

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