Spanish power forward Alba Torrens will play for Valencia Basket next season, reinforcing the Taronja club's project to compete for everything, as announced by the Spanish team in a statement on Monday.
«The club will reinforce the project to compete for everything and with that objective it has reached an agreement with the player Alba Torrens (power forward, 1.92, 32 years old) so that she will be part of the taronja team next season. The Spanish international thus joins Leticia Romero, Ángela Salvadores and Raquel Carrera, players who already had a contract for the next campaign," reported Valencia Basket.
Thus, the Mallorcan returns to Spain after more than 11 years abroad, the last eight in Yekaterinburg. The interior has been an important piece of the Russian team averaging 10.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.5 assists and a PIR of 14.3 in the last campaign.
Torrens has carved out a successful career, with an extensive track record that includes 6 Euroleagues and 3 European Super Cups, 1 League and 1 Super Cup in Spain, 1 League, 3 Cups and a Super Cup in Turkey and 7 Leagues and 2 Cups in Russia.
With the Spain shirt, he holds 8 medals: two gold (Eurobasket 2013 and 2017), two silver (World Cup 2014 and Olympic Games 2016) and four bronze (Eurobasket 2009 and 2015 and World Cup 2010 and 2018).
At the individual level, she has been MVP of the Euroleague twice (2011 and 2014), MVP of the Eurobasket once (2017), Best Player in Europe twice (2011 and 2014) and has been part of the Ideal Quintet three times in a European (2013, 2014 and 2017) and one in a World Cup (2014).
Regarding the beginnings of his sports career, he took his first steps at the Inca basketball school. In 2003 she reached Segle XXI, where she played in Liga Femenina 2. Her debut in the top Spanish competition came in 2006 with the Real Club Celta de Vigo shirt, where she stayed until 2009. In that year she was chosen in the third round of the draft of the WNBA ranked 36th by the Connecticut Sun, although he never played in the US, prioritizing his participation with the Spanish national team.
He then signed for Perfumerías Avenida, a team with which he won the League and Euroleague double in 2010-2011. At the end of that season, Torrens signed for the Turkish Galatasaray, a team with which he lifted his second Euroleague title. In 2014 he signed for Yekaterinburg, where he has played for the last 8 seasons and with whom he has extended that record to 6 Euroleagues.