Real Madrid - Valencia Basket

Juan Núñez is the 16th youth academy player to make his debut under Laso

NEWS | 06/06/2021

The 17-year-old played in the first league semi-final game against Valencia Basket.
At 17 years and 2 days old, Juan Núñez made his Real Madrid first-team debut in an official game, becoming the sixteenth youth player to do so under Pablo Laso. The point guard from Madrid, part of the youth team that has just won the Euroleague in his age group in Valencia, was on the court for 7:25 minutes and contributed 2 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist and 5 PIR in the win against Valencia Basket in the first game of the league semifinals.

The youth academy graduate is the fourth youngest player to make his debut in the ACB and Real Madrid's second youngest after Luka Doncic. In his 11 seasons at Real Madrid, Laso has given debuts to Dani Díez, Alberto Martín, Willy Hernangómez, Jonathan Barreiro, Luka Doncic, Santiago Yusta, Dino Radoncic, Samba Ndiaye, De la Rua, Melwin Pantzar, Mario Nakic, Usman Garuba, Boris Tisma, Matteo Spagnolo, Tristan Vukcevic, and now Juan Núñez.