Milan brings legend Scola back to EuroLeague

Sep 29, 2019 by EuroLeague.net/photo: FIBA Print
Milan brings legend Scola back to EuroLeague

A consummate power forward who made his name in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague and went on to play a decade in the NBA, Luis Scola, is returning to Europe as a last-minute addition for AX Armani Exchange Milan, who signed the legend for the upcoming season on Sunday. Scola (2.06 meters, 39 years old) recently starred for the Argentina's silver medal team at the World Cup in China, where he was named to the all-tournament team. He had played the last two seasons in China for Shanxi and Shanghai. He started his career as a 15-year-old with Ferro Carril Oeste in Argentina, playing there for three seasons. He then spend more than a decade with KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz, highlighted by being selected three times to the All-EuroLeague team. In each of those seasons – 2005, 2006 and 2007 – Baskonia reached the Final Four, finishing as runner-up in 2007. All told, he scored more than 2,000 points and pulled 810 rebounds in seven EuroLeague seasons, averaging 14.3 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. He won the 2002 Spanish League and Spanish Cups in that year, plus 2004 and 2006, with Baskonia.

Scola spent from 2007 to 2017 in the NBA, the first five seasons with Houston, were he was a member of the all-rookie first team. He stayed two years with Indiana and one each with Toronto and Brooklyn before making his way to China. Scola was an integral part of Argentina's golden generation, winning an Olympic gold medal in 2004 and a silver in 2008, as well as World Cup silver in 2002 and this year.