Joventut Badalona made a move that will keep one of its homegrown players with the club for the foreseeable future, announcing a contract extension with Joel Parra, the club announced on Tuesday.
Joventut locks up Parra long term
Parra (2.02 meters, 21 years old) grew up with the club and has now added two more years to a contract that was expiring at the end of the 2022-23 season, meaning the young forward will stay with Joventut until June 2025. Parra made 34 appearances in the 7DAYS EuroCup over the last two years and has posted 3.1 points and 2.7 rebounds while averaging 14:27 minutes per game last season. He also posted 3.8 points and 2.9 rebounds in the Spanish League action. Before 2019, Parra was sent on loans to Spanish lower division sides Arenys Basquet and CB Prat. He was a standout for Joventut in youth categories and won the gold medal at the 2016 U16 European Championship with Spain, as well as silver medals at the U18 European Championship in 2018 and U20 European Championship in 2019.