Oriol Pauli officially reunites with Barcelona

By Johnny Askounis/ [email protected]

Oriol Pauli signed a two-year contract to rejoin FC Barcelona, the team announced Monday confirming the earlier report on wrapping up the 2022-23 squad with the 28-year-old forward.

Per the press release: “Barca and Oriol Paulí have reached an agreement for the forward to join the club for the next two seasons, until 30 June 2024. The player from Girona comes to the blaugranes from MoraBanc Andorra where he played the last two seasons.

La Masia product

Oriol Paulí came to the Barça youth system in the summer of 2006 where he played for eight seasons until 2014.

As a youth player at the Club he won the Endesa Minicopa in 2008, the U14 Spanish Championship the same year, the U16 Championship in 2010 and the Junior Championships in 2011 and 2012, MVP in the latter.

ACB and European experience

Since leaving Barça, Paulí has played eight seasons in the Endesa League, six with Gran Canaria where he made 169 appearances and the last two with MoraBanc Andorra where he made 69 appearances.

The man from Girona has played 238 games in the ACB and also has experience of playing Europa, making 29 appearances in the Euroleague for Gran Canaria and 100 between the Canary Island club and Andorra in the Eurocup.

Good year in the Eurocup

Last season in the Eurocup the forward averaged 8.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists with a rating on 12.1 in 22 minutes on court.”

The remaining summer signings for Barca ranged through Oscar da Silva, Nikola Kalinic, Tomas Satoransky, Mike Tobey, and Jan Vesely.

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