Joventut de Badalona finds a luxury duo for Ante Tomic in Indonesia

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He Youth of Badalona has left its fans in suspense for a few minutes with the possible announcement of a signing until it was finally made official. A low-risk addition, but one that promises to be talked about in the next ACB season. The club has confirmed the arrival of a pivot with vast experience in the Endesa League and who was the most outstanding player of the Monbus Workshop last campaign.


It has been revealed that the Penya has reached an agreement with Artem Pustovyithe 2.19-meter Ukrainian pivot, who will wear the green-black jersey until June 30, 2025. La Penya has thus secured a luxury signing, with a player who has shone in the Liga Endesa for nine seasons and who has already established himself as one of the essential players in the competition. That is why Badalona has been keeping an eye on him since May.

Artem Pustovyi, at 32 years old, arrives in Badalona from Obradoiro, where he has had his best year on an individual level. With 13.5 points, 6.1 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and 17.1 PIR per game last season. Thus, Pustovyi crowned a career in which he has been polishing himself as a mobile and effective center near the basket, as well as reliable in the free throws with a 75% success rate throughout his nine seasons in the ACB.


The Ukrainian began his professional career in the Khimki In Spain, he has played for teams such as Gran Canaria, UCAM Murcia, Barça and Obradoiro himself, standing out in each of them. With Barça, Pustovyi became a star. champion of the Endesa League in 2021 and won two King’s Cups (2019 y 2021).

At international level, Pustovyi has been a mainstay in the Ukrainian national team, participating in four Eurobaskets y a World Cup. At the 2017 Eurobasket, his performance was memorable, averaging 15 points, 6 rebounds and 19 PIR per game. His leadership in the national team remains undisputed.

The signing of Pustovyi is a safe bet for Penya, who are looking for strengthen their inside game alongside Ante Tomiccreating a duo of great class and height in the paint. The Ukrainian player will join the Catalan team once his time at the club ends. Young Warriors of Pertaminain Indonesia.

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Sergio Llebres Orellana@lebres11Sergio Llebrés is a sports journalist from Valencia, Spain. Having completed a university degree in Audiovisual Communication and a Master’s in Audiovisual Content and Formats, Sergio has devoted himself to gaining experience in different areas of communication to transfer them to the field of current affairs and sports analysis. Among his work stages, his stay at Superdeporte, a leading Spanish newspaper, and various television and film projects at À Punt Media and Telecinco stand out. His great passion since birth is basketball, a sport he has practiced all his life and about which he currently makes contributions on the digital portals Nostresport and Solobasket.

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