Joventut Badalona has reached an agreement with Pau Ribas to extend the guard's contract until 2026. Ribas (36 years old, 1.94 meters) has never hidden his love for his boyhood club, with which he became a 7DAYS EuroCup champion in 2008, and he has penned a 2+1 deal that should see him continue suiting up in the green and black when he is 39.
Pau Ribas signs contract extension at Joventut until 2026
The veteran played 13 games for Joventut in the EuroCup in 2022-23, nine of which were as a starter, averaging 9.4 points, 1.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists and an 11.0 PIR. While Ribas missed Joventut's playoff run due to injury, this new contract gives him the chance to help the Spanish side in its quest to return to the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, having last played in Europe's premier club basketball competition in 2008-09.
Ribas first joined Joventut when he was four years old and went on to play for the first team between 2005 and 2009, before representing Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz (2009-12), Valencia Basket (2012-15) and FC Barcelona (2015-20). In the summer of 2020, Ribas returned to Joventut and has played 40 games for the club in the EuroCup across the last three seasons. With a total of 165 appearances in the EuroLeague and 98 in the EuroCup, Ribas's experience will be key in helping Joventut return to Europe's top table once again.