Full Name:
Luis Alberto Scola
Position:
Forward
College:
N/A
Height:
6-9 (2.06 m)
Weight:
230 (104.3 kg)
High School:
Escuela de Educacion Media
Team:
Tau Ceramica (Spain)
Birthdate:
April 30, 1980
Birthplace:
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Statistics

NBA DRAFT 2002
Selected in the second round (56th overall) by the San Antonio Spurs.

HIGHLIGHTS
Originally an early entry candidate for the 2001 NBA Draft before withdrawing his name from consideration.
Now draft eligible as a player playing outside the United States in the year of his 22nd birthday.
A native of Argentina who has played the past four seasons in Spain.
After playing in Spainís second division in the 1998-99 season, was elevated along with Gijon Baloncesto for the 1999-2000 season.
In 2000-01, transferred to Tau Ceramica, where he became a key player.
Helped Tau Ceramica to victory in the 2002 Copa del Rey, the same competition where Pau Gasol of the Memphis Grizzlies impressed NBA scouts in 2001.
Was a member of the Junior National Team in Argentina and is now a Senior National Team member.

Off to a great start in his second season with Tau Ceramica in 2001-02.
Through 28 games, was averaging 14.7 points and 4.7 rebounds in 23.4 minutes per game.
His teammates this season include former NBA guards Elmer Bennett and Chris Corchiani.
In his first season with Tau Ceramica in 2000-01, averaged 11.7 points and 4.3 rebounds in 22.4 minutes per game.
Teammates included current NBA player Victor Alexander (Detroit Pistons).

In two seasons with Gijon of Spain, averaged 14.9 points and 5.9 rebounds.
Helped Gijon earn advancement from second division in 1998-99 to top league in Spain (ACB) for 1999-2000 season.

In his final season in Argentina, averaged 10.4 points and 4.8 rebounds for Ferro Carril Oeste.

According to scouting reports, has a variety of postup moves and can also hit the jumper out to 15 feet.
Runs the court well for a player his size and is effective as an offensive rebounder.
Lauded for his consistent, hard-working performance.

STATISTICS - Ferro Carril Oeste (Argentina)
SEASON G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
1997-98 54 234 405 .578 92 146 .630 258 38 51 563 10.4
Three-point field goals: 1-for-2 (.500).

STATISTICS - Gijon (Spain)
SEASON G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
1998-99 25 158 263 .601 59 90 .656 161 21 43 21 375 15.0
1999-00 34 199 358 .556 105 159 .660 190 28 58 33 503 14.8
Totals 59 357 621 .575 164 249 .659 351 49 101 54 878 14.9
Three-point field goals: 1998-99, 0-for-2 (.000); 1999-00, 0-for-4 (.000). Totals: 0-for-6 (.000).

STATISTICS - Tau Ceramica (Spain)
SEASON G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2000-01 43 208 367 .567 89 142 .627 184 38 74 20 505 11.7
2001-02 31 6 190 316 .601 74 111 .667 147 33 21 7 457 14.7
Totals 74 398 683 .583 163 253 .644 331 71 95 27 962 13.0
Three-point field goals: 2000-01, 0-for-0 (.000); 2001-02, 1-for-3 (.333). Totals: 1-for-3 (.333).