Fuenlabrada Basketball signs 'Pato' Garino until the end of the season


The Argentine forward Patricio 'Pato' Garino, 30 years old and 1.96 meters tall, has become a new player for Fuenlabrada Basketball this Friday until the end of the current 2023/24 season, with the objective among the people of Madrid to fight for the promotion in the LEB Oro.

Garino, who has an Italian passport, could make his debut this Saturday in a match that the Fuenlabrada team will play against Real Betis at the Fernando Martín Pavilion starting at 5:00 p.m., corresponding to matchday 15 of the second category of Spanish basketball.

“Garino, nicknamed 'Pato', has been training with his new teammates for several weeks and now the club and the player have formalized their relationship with a contract that extends until the end of this season,” 'Fuenla' reported this Thursday in their website.

Runner-up with the Argentine team in the 2019 World Cup in China, Garino also played with the 'Albiceleste' in the Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games. At the club level, he began his career in American basketball with the Austin Spurs in the D- League in the 2016/17 season. And that same year he debuted in the NBA with the Orlando Magic.

“He subsequently made the leap to European basketball with Baskonia, a team in which he played in the ACB and Euroleague from 2017 to 2020. He then signed for Zalgiris Kaunas for the 2020/21 campaign. The last two years he has played in the French Nanterre and Bàsquet Girona. With the Girona players he played 28 games in ACB last season,” 'Fuenla' concluded in their press release.