José Miguel "Txemi" Urtasun Uriz (born April 30, 1984) is a Spanish professional basketball player for Club Melilla Baloncesto of the LEB Oro. He is a 6'4" (1.93 m) tall shooting guard. His twin brother, Álex Urtasun, is also a professional basketball player.

Txemi Urtasun
Estudiantes vs Unicaja Málaga - Txemi Urtasun - 01.jpg
Club Melilla Baloncesto
PositionShooting guard
LeagueLEB Oro
Personal information
Born (1984-04-30) April 30, 1984 (age 35)
Pamplona, Spain
NationalitySpanish
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2006 / Undrafted
Playing career2002–present
Career history
2002–2003Bilbao Basket
2003–2004La Palma
2004–2005Zaragoza
2005–2006Breogán
2006–2007Gipuzkoa Basket
2007Estudiantes
2007–2008León
2008–2010Alicante
2010–2012Sevilla
2012–2014Unicaja
2014–2015Gran Canaria
2015–2016Gipuzkoa Basket
2016–2017Obradoiro
2017-2018Zaragoza
2018Sevilla
2018–presentMelilla

Professional careerEdit

Urtasun began his pro career with Bilbao Basket of the Spanish 2nd Division for the 2002-03 season. He moved to UB La Palma in 2003. In 2004, he joined CAI Zaragoza. In 2005, he moved to Breogán. In 2006, he joined Bruesa GBC.

Urtasun then joined Estudiantes for the 2007-08 season, before moving to play with Baloncesto León that same season. He moved to Lucentum Alicante in 2008. In 2010, he joined Cajasol, and in 2012 he moved to Unicaja.[1]

In December 2017, Urtasun signed with CAI Zaragoza in a one-month deal. [2] In March 2018, after a trial period, Urtasun signed another one-month deal with Real Betis Energía Plus, this being his second stint in the Andalusian team.[3]

On August 14, 2018, Urtasun signed with Club Melilla Baloncesto of the LEB Oro.[4]

Spanish national teamEdit

Urtasun was a member of the junior national teams of Spain. With Spain's junior national teams, he played at the 2002 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship and at the 2004 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship.

Awards and accomplishmentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Euroleague.net Txemi Urtasun will play with Unicaja.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Txemi Urtasun signs a one-month deal with Real Betis Energia Plus
  4. ^ "Club Melilla Baloncesto". www.clubmelillabaloncesto.org (in Spanish). 14 August 2018. Retrieved 14 August 2018.

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