Unicaja Malaga
#2 Center United States of America 1988 Height: 2.04
#3 Guard Spain 1993 Height: 1.86
#6 Forward France 1992 Height: 2.01
#8 Guard Spain 1994 Height: 1.87
#9 Guard Spain 1994 Height: 1.88
#14 Guard United States of America 1993 Height: 1.88
#15 Center United States of America 1986 Height: 2.03
#16 Guard Spain 2002 Height: 1.89
#21 Forward Poland 1989 Height: 1.99
#22 Forward Canada 1991 Height: 2.01
#28 Forward Spain 2001 Height: 1.98
#32 Center Spain 1995 Height: 2.13
#43 Forward Spain 1986 Height: 2.03
#52 Center Ukraine 1994 Height: 2.08
Head coach Spain 1960
EuroCup 2019-20
Accumulated Statistics - All phases
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
ADAMS, JOSH 15 15 353:09 172 30/59 29/82 25/31 10 23 33 38 15 43 2 2 41 34 120
AVRAMOVIC, ALEKSA 9 3 117:50 50 14/26 5/24 7/10 3 8 11 5 5 6   4 12 14 29
BRIZUELA, DARIO 7 2 158:15 86 16/33 11/37 21/24   7 7 16 6 6   2 15 20 66
DIAZ, ALBERTO 12 0 253:34 71 8/18 15/36 10/12 9 18 27 26 9 14 1 3 39 27 72
EJIM, MELVIN 10 3 190:40 77 23/37 4/17 19/21 13 26 39 18 12 11 1 2 27 23 101
ELEGAR, FRANK 13 7 191:22 53 17/28   19/26 20 37 57 6 6 11 5 1 23 25 99
FERNANDEZ, JAIME 13 9 263:17 118 31/65 10/36 26/31 4 12 16 60 10 29 1 7 32 43 115
GERUN, VOLODYMYR 16 9 275:42 129 45/66   39/61 20 31 51 9 6 10 9 2 36 56 169
GUERRERO, RUBEN 15 0 161:23 63 28/42   7/13 21 31 52 3 4 10 10 3 27 10 82
SANCHEZ, PABLO 2 0 19:53 7   2/2 1/2   1 1 1 1 4     1 1 5
STILMA, MORGAN 2 0 12:05     0/1     1 1 1         1    
SUAREZ, CARLOS 14 1 277:21 96 13/20 13/38 31/37 16 54 70 36 14 20 1   14 36 181
TAMBA, ISMAEL 1 0 0:48   0/1     1   1                
THOMPSON, DEON 15 14 331:35 160 41/77 14/42 36/42 19 38 57 22 10 26 8   20 36 177
TOUPANE, AXEL 13 10 253:14 125 25/53 15/38 30/33 4 29 33 16 16 14 2 3 16 19 124
WACZYNSKI, ADAM 16 7 339:52 148 15/38 27/64 37/43 10 23 33 18 10 21 1   24 47 146
Totals     3200:00 1355 306/563 145/417 308/386 184 372 556 275 124 233 41 29 328 391 1545
Average     200:00 84.68 54.4% 34.8% 79.8% 11.5 23.25 34.75 17.18 7.75 14.56 2.56 1.81 20.5 24.43 96.56
Average Statistics - All phases
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
ADAMS, JOSH 15 15 23:32 11.5 50.8% 35.4% 80.6% 0.7 1.5 2.2 2.5 1 2.9 0.1 0.1 2.7 2.3 8
AVRAMOVIC, ALEKSA 9 3 13:05 5.6 53.8% 20.8% 70% 0.3 0.9 1.2 0.6 0.6 0.7   0.4 1.3 1.6 3.2
BRIZUELA, DARIO 7 2 22:36 12.3 48.5% 29.7% 87.5%   1 1 2.3 0.9 0.9   0.3 2.1 2.9 9.4
DIAZ, ALBERTO 12 0 21:07 5.9 44.4% 41.7% 83.3% 0.8 1.5 2.3 2.2 0.8 1.2 0.1 0.3 3.3 2.3 6
EJIM, MELVIN 10 3 19:04 7.7 62.2% 23.5% 90.5% 1.3 2.6 3.9 1.8 1.2 1.1 0.1 0.2 2.7 2.3 10.1
ELEGAR, FRANK 13 7 14:43 4.1 60.7%   73.1% 1.5 2.8 4.4 0.5 0.5 0.8 0.4 0.1 1.8 1.9 7.6
FERNANDEZ, JAIME 13 9 20:15 9.1 47.7% 27.8% 83.9% 0.3 0.9 1.2 4.6 0.8 2.2 0.1 0.5 2.5 3.3 8.8
GERUN, VOLODYMYR 16 9 17:13 8.1 68.2%   63.9% 1.3 1.9 3.2 0.6 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.1 2.3 3.5 10.6
GUERRERO, RUBEN 15 0 10:45 4.2 66.7%   53.8% 1.4 2.1 3.5 0.2 0.3 0.7 0.7 0.2 1.8 0.7 5.5
SANCHEZ, PABLO 2 0 9:56 3.5   100% 50%   0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 2     0.5 0.5 2.5
STILMA, MORGAN 2 0 6:02           0.5 0.5 0.5         0.5    
SUAREZ, CARLOS 14 1 19:48 6.9 65% 34.2% 83.8% 1.1 3.9 5 2.6 1 1.4 0.1   1 2.6 12.9
TAMBA, ISMAEL 1 0 0:48         1   1                
THOMPSON, DEON 15 14 22:06 10.7 53.2% 33.3% 85.7% 1.3 2.5 3.8 1.5 0.7 1.7 0.5   1.3 2.4 11.8
TOUPANE, AXEL 13 10 19:28 9.6 47.2% 39.5% 90.9% 0.3 2.2 2.5 1.2 1.2 1.1 0.2 0.2 1.2 1.5 9.5
WACZYNSKI, ADAM 16 7 21:14 9.3 39.5% 42.2% 86% 0.6 1.4 2.1 1.1 0.6 1.3 0.1   1.5 2.9 9.1
Average     200:00 84.68 54.4% 34.8% 79.8% 11.5 23.25 34.75 17.18 7.75 14.56 2.56 1.81 20.5 24.43 96.56
Accumulated Statistics - Top 16
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
ADAMS, JOSH 5 5 106:42 50 12/26 5/21 11/13 1 7 8 9 7 8 2 1 14 10 31
BRIZUELA, DARIO 5 2 115:03 62 11/22 8/30 16/18   3 3 12 5 3   1 12 17 48
DIAZ, ALBERTO 5 0 111:11 32 4/9 6/14 6/7 7 9 16 12 1 9 1 1 16 16 38
EJIM, MELVIN 2 1 51:22 30 8/12 3/6 5/6 5 3 8 3 4 6     4 8 35
ELEGAR, FRANK 3 1 31:35 4 1/3   2/2   5 5   1   1 1 8 2 2
FERNANDEZ, JAIME 5 5 117:18 58 15/29 6/19 10/13 2 5 7 29 6 13   3 13 20 61
GERUN, VOLODYMYR 6 5 112:18 37 14/22   9/14 7 10 17 5 3 2 4 1 17 15 48
GUERRERO, RUBEN 6 0 77:44 31 14/21   3/5 9 13 22 1 2 5 4 1 15 4 34
SANCHEZ, PABLO 1 0 15:34 7   2/2 1/2   1 1 1 1 3     1 1 6
SUAREZ, CARLOS 4 0 92:52 38 6/7 5/15 11/14 5 17 22 10 7 8     8 12 59
TAMBA, ISMAEL 1 0 0:48   0/1     1   1                
THOMPSON, DEON 6 5 139:55 69 18/34 8/17 9/11 9 18 27 10 3 11 5   12 12 76
TOUPANE, AXEL 5 4 92:44 31 9/15 3/11 4/6 1 6 7 4 6 6 1   4 3 26
WACZYNSKI, ADAM 6 2 134:54 61 6/14 12/28 13/15 1 12 13 6 2 9     12 15 50
Totals     1200:00 510 118/215 58/163 100/126 63 122 185 102 48 84 18 9 136 135 541
Average     200:00 85 54.9% 35.6% 79.4% 10.5 20.33 30.83 17 8 14 3 1.5 22.66 22.5 90.16
Average Statistics - Top 16
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
ADAMS, JOSH 5 5 21:20 10 46.2% 23.8% 84.6% 0.2 1.4 1.6 1.8 1.4 1.6 0.4 0.2 2.8 2 6.2
BRIZUELA, DARIO 5 2 23:00 12.4 50% 26.7% 88.9%   0.6 0.6 2.4 1 0.6   0.2 2.4 3.4 9.6
DIAZ, ALBERTO 5 0 22:14 6.4 44.4% 42.9% 85.7% 1.4 1.8 3.2 2.4 0.2 1.8 0.2 0.2 3.2 3.2 7.6
EJIM, MELVIN 2 1 25:41 15 66.7% 50% 83.3% 2.5 1.5 4 1.5 2 3     2 4 17.5
ELEGAR, FRANK 3 1 10:31 1.3 33.3%   100%   1.7 1.7   0.3   0.3 0.3 2.7 0.7 0.7
FERNANDEZ, JAIME 5 5 23:27 11.6 51.7% 31.6% 76.9% 0.4 1 1.4 5.8 1.2 2.6   0.6 2.6 4 12.2
GERUN, VOLODYMYR 6 5 18:43 6.2 63.6%   64.3% 1.2 1.7 2.8 0.8 0.5 0.3 0.7 0.2 2.8 2.5 8
GUERRERO, RUBEN 6 0 12:57 5.2 66.7%   60% 1.5 2.2 3.7 0.2 0.3 0.8 0.7 0.2 2.5 0.7 5.7
SANCHEZ, PABLO 1 0 15:34 7   100% 50%   1 1 1 1 3     1 1 6
SUAREZ, CARLOS 4 0 23:13 9.5 85.7% 33.3% 78.6% 1.3 4.3 5.5 2.5 1.8 2     2 3 14.8
TAMBA, ISMAEL 1 0 0:48         1   1                
THOMPSON, DEON 6 5 23:19 11.5 52.9% 47.1% 81.8% 1.5 3 4.5 1.7 0.5 1.8 0.8   2 2 12.7
TOUPANE, AXEL 5 4 18:32 6.2 60% 27.3% 66.7% 0.2 1.2 1.4 0.8 1.2 1.2 0.2   0.8 0.6 5.2
WACZYNSKI, ADAM 6 2 22:29 10.2 42.9% 42.9% 86.7% 0.2 2 2.2 1 0.3 1.5     2 2.5 8.3
Average     200:00 85 54.9% 35.6% 79.4% 10.5 20.33 30.83 17 8 14 3 1.5 22.66 22.5 90.16
Accumulated Statistics - Regular Season
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
ADAMS, JOSH 10 10 246:27 122 18/33 24/61 14/18 9 16 25 29 8 35   1 27 24 89
AVRAMOVIC, ALEKSA 9 3 117:50 50 14/26 5/24 7/10 3 8 11 5 5 6   4 12 14 29
BRIZUELA, DARIO 2 0 43:12 24 5/11 3/7 5/6   4 4 4 1 3   1 3 3 18
DIAZ, ALBERTO 7 0 142:23 39 4/9 9/22 4/5 2 9 11 14 8 5   2 23 11 34
EJIM, MELVIN 8 2 139:18 47 15/25 1/11 14/15 8 23 31 15 8 5 1 2 23 15 66
ELEGAR, FRANK 10 6 159:47 49 16/25   17/24 20 32 52 6 5 11 4   15 23 97
FERNANDEZ, JAIME 8 4 145:59 60 16/36 4/17 16/18 2 7 9 31 4 16 1 4 19 23 54
GERUN, VOLODYMYR 10 4 163:24 92 31/44   30/47 13 21 34 4 3 8 5 1 19 41 121
GUERRERO, RUBEN 9 0 83:39 32 14/21   4/8 12 18 30 2 2 5 6 2 12 6 48
SANCHEZ, PABLO 1 0 4:19                   1         -1
STILMA, MORGAN 2 0 12:05     0/1     1 1 1         1    
SUAREZ, CARLOS 10 1 184:29 58 7/13 8/23 20/23 11 37 48 26 7 12 1   6 24 122
THOMPSON, DEON 9 9 191:40 91 23/43 6/25 27/31 10 20 30 12 7 15 3   8 24 101
TOUPANE, AXEL 8 6 160:30 94 16/38 12/27 26/27 3 23 26 12 10 8 1 3 12 16 98
WACZYNSKI, ADAM 10 5 204:58 87 9/24 15/36 24/28 9 11 20 12 8 12 1   12 32 96
Totals     2000:00 845 188/348 87/254 208/260 121 250 371 173 76 149 23 20 192 256 1004
Average     200:00 84.5 54% 34.3% 80% 12.1 25 37.1 17.3 7.6 14.9 2.29 2 19.2 25.6 100.4
Average Statistics - Regular Season
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
ADAMS, JOSH 10 10 24:38 12.2 54.5% 39.3% 77.8% 0.9 1.6 2.5 2.9 0.8 3.5   0.1 2.7 2.4 8.9
AVRAMOVIC, ALEKSA 9 3 13:05 5.6 53.8% 20.8% 70% 0.3 0.9 1.2 0.6 0.6 0.7   0.4 1.3 1.6 3.2
BRIZUELA, DARIO 2 0 21:36 12 45.5% 42.9% 83.3%   2 2 2 0.5 1.5   0.5 1.5 1.5 9
DIAZ, ALBERTO 7 0 20:20 5.6 44.4% 40.9% 80% 0.3 1.3 1.6 2 1.1 0.7   0.3 3.3 1.6 4.9
EJIM, MELVIN 8 2 17:24 5.9 60% 9.1% 93.3% 1 2.9 3.9 1.9 1 0.6 0.1 0.3 2.9 1.9 8.3
ELEGAR, FRANK 10 6 15:58 4.9 64%   70.8% 2 3.2 5.2 0.6 0.5 1.1 0.4   1.5 2.3 9.7
FERNANDEZ, JAIME 8 4 18:14 7.5 44.4% 23.5% 88.9% 0.3 0.9 1.1 3.9 0.5 2 0.1 0.5 2.4 2.9 6.8
GERUN, VOLODYMYR 10 4 16:20 9.2 70.5%   63.8% 1.3 2.1 3.4 0.4 0.3 0.8 0.5 0.1 1.9 4.1 12.1
GUERRERO, RUBEN 9 0 9:17 3.6 66.7%   50% 1.3 2 3.3 0.2 0.2 0.6 0.7 0.2 1.3 0.7 5.3
SANCHEZ, PABLO 1 0 4:19                   1         -1
STILMA, MORGAN 2 0 6:02           0.5 0.5 0.5         0.5    
SUAREZ, CARLOS 10 1 18:26 5.8 53.8% 34.8% 87% 1.1 3.7 4.8 2.6 0.7 1.2 0.1   0.6 2.4 12.2
THOMPSON, DEON 9 9 21:17 10.1 53.5% 24% 87.1% 1.1 2.2 3.3 1.3 0.8 1.7 0.3   0.9 2.7 11.2
TOUPANE, AXEL 8 6 20:03 11.8 42.1% 44.4% 96.3% 0.4 2.9 3.3 1.5 1.3 1 0.1 0.4 1.5 2 12.3
WACZYNSKI, ADAM 10 5 20:29 8.7 37.5% 41.7% 85.7% 0.9 1.1 2 1.2 0.8 1.2 0.1   1.2 3.2 9.6
Average     200:00 84.5 54% 34.3% 80% 12.1 25 37.1 17.3 7.6 14.9 2.29 2 19.2 25.6 100.4
Club info

It was a bittersweet season for Unicaja, in which the team reached its initial goals but did not ultimately challenge for titles. Unicaja had a strong regular season with an 8-2 record, but missed out on first place to UNICS Kazan on a tie-breaker. Once in the Top 16, a three-game winning streak - including consecutive victories against Limoges CSP - was enough for Unicaja to clinch a playoff spot. ALBA Berlin had the home-court advantage in the quarterfinals and led 58-37 late in the first half, but Unicaja rallied and won Game 1, 90-91, on a wild put-back slam by Mathias Lessort, who was named to the 2018-19 All-EuroCup Second Team. ALBA bounced back in Game 2 when it became the first team to score over 100 points in Malaga in European competitions and also won Game 3 to eliminate Unicaja. In domestic action, Unicaja made it to the Copa del Rey tournament and the Spanish League playoffs, but was eliminated by Iberostar Tenerife and Valencia Basket, respectively. Unicaja knows what it takes to win and will try to do it again in the 2019-20 season.

EuroLeague

SEASON COMPETITION RECORD FINISH
2017-18 EuroLeague 13-17 Regular Season
2015-16 EuroLeague 11-13 Top 16
2014-15 EuroLeague 8-16 Top 16
2013-14 EuroLeague 11-13 Top 16
2012-13 EuroLeague 15-9 Top 16
2011-12 EuroLeague 4-12 Top 16
2010-11 EuroLeague 6-10 Top 16
2009-10 EuroLeague 9-7 Top 16
2008-09 EuroLeague 10-6 Top 16
2007-08 EuroLeague 13-7 Top 16
2006-07 EuroLeague 14-11 Semifinal, Final Four
2005-06 EuroLeague 15-5 Top 16
2004-05 EuroLeague 6-8 Regular Season
2003-04 EuroLeague 4-10 Regular Season
2002-03 EuroLeague 8-12 Top 16
2001-02 EuroLeague 6-8 Regular Season

TOTAL: 332 168-164

EuroCup

SEASON COMPETITION RECORD FINISH
2019-20 EuroCup 11-5 Quarterfinals (canceled)
2018-19 EuroCup 12-7 Quarterfinals
2016-17 EuroCup 13-9 Champion

TOTAL: 57 36-21
History

Unicaja Malaga returns to the 7DAYS EuroCup for its third go-round in the competition. Founded in 1977 as Club Baloncesto Caja de Ronda, it wasn't until 1992 – when it merged with cross-town rival Maristas – that the club started to challenge for bigger goals. Everything clicked in 1995 when Unicaja came within a shot of winning its first Spanish League title. Mike Ansley missed that shot in Game 4 of the finals and the club would have to wait until 2001 before it could celebrate its first crown. That time, led by Coach Bozidar Maljkovic and star scorer Veljko Mrsic, Unicaja was finally rewarded by winning the Korac Cup over Hemofarm Vrsac in a two-game final series. Unicaja followed that success by reaching the Spanish League finals in 2002 and the EuroLeague Top 16 for the first time in 2003, which proved to be the cornerstone of a bright future. In 2005, Unicaja lifted the Spanish Copa del Rey trophy for its first domestic title behind star forward Jorge Garbajosa. Things got even better the next season: Unicaja won the Spanish League championship with Garbajosa and home-grown talents Berni Rodriguez and Carlos Cabezas among those leading the way for Coach Sergio Scariolo. Unicaja marked its greatest continental success to date by reaching the 2007 EuroLeague Final Four in Athens, led by Daniel Santiago, Carlos Jimenez, Cabezas and Rodriguez. Even though CSKA stopped Unicaja in the semifinal, the club had confirmed its status among the European elite. Unicaja advanced to the Copa del Rey title game in 2009 before losing in overtime against Tau Ceramica Vitoria. Despite the lack of trophies, Unicaja has been consistent, especially with its long Top 16 run in the EuroLeague. Unicaja made it to the EuroLeague Top 16 in 11 consecutive seasons, an achievement that only FC Barcelona and Panathinaikos Athens matched. Coach Joan Plaza and players like Jayson Granger, Carlos Suarez and Fran Vazquez kept Unicaja competitive as the team reached the Spanish League semifinals in 2014 and 2015. Unicaja made its EuroCup debut in 2016-17 a spectacular one, overcoming the lack of home-court advantage in three playoff series to claim the title. In its return to the EuroLeague, Unicaja had a bunch of prestige wins, including two against defending champ Fenerbahce, but fell one place short of the playoffs. Last season, Unicaja reached the EuroCup and the Spanish League quarterfinals. Unicaja looks ready to challenge for an even longer run in what could be an interesting 2019-20 season.

Trophy Case

EuroCup: 2016-17
Korac Cup: 2001
Spanish National League: 2005-06
Spanish National Cup "Copa del Rey": 2005
# Player Pos. H.
2 THOMPSON, DEON C 2.04
3 FERNANDEZ, JAIME G 1.86
6 TOUPANE, AXEL F 2.01
8 BRIZUELA, DARIO G 1.87
9 DIAZ, ALBERTO G 1.88
14 ADAMS, JOSH G 1.88
15 ELEGAR, FRANK C 2.03
16 SANCHEZ, PABLO G 1.89
21 WACZYNSKI, ADAM F 1.99
22 EJIM, MELVIN F 2.01
28 TAMBA, ISMAEL F 1.98
32 GUERRERO, RUBEN C 2.13
43 SUAREZ, CARLOS F 2.03
52 GERUN, VOLODYMYR C 2.08
President:
Eduardo García
Club Address:
Av/ Gregorio Diego 44, 29004 Malaga - Spain
Arena:
PALACIO DE DEPORTES JOSE MARIA MARTIN CARPENA
c/ Miguel Merida Nicolich 2, Malaga