Kassius Robertson: “Valencia Basket is a great step forward, it has always been a dream to play in the Euroleague”


The Canadian point guard Kassius Robertson was “excited” this Monday about his signing for Valencia Basket, “a great step forward” in his career, especially because it will allow him to fulfill his desire to be able to play the Euroleague, “the best competition in Europe “.

“I’m excited to be here, these first two weeks have been incredible. Everyone from my teammates, the technical staff or the club have helped me,” Robertson celebrated in his presentation on the club’s website.

The North American assured that they are “building the team’s identity” and that the coach Alex Mumbrú is already “recording” “the effort” in their heads. “We are beginning to catch it and I really want the season to start, this is a very special group,” he stressed.

“On a personal level it is a great step forward, playing in the Euroleague and doing it in Spain, which is a country that I love, my second favorite country. I will do everything in my power to be the best possible partner and person to help to my teammates,” he added.

In this sense, the point guard made it clear that it “always” has been “a dream” on a personal level to be able to play in the Euroleague, “the best competition in Europe”, and that this helped him opt for Valencia Basket. “It was one of the options he had this summer and when I found out they wanted me here I didn’t have to think about it anymore, I told my agent to do everything possible to close it,” he confessed.

Robertson sees “great potential as a team.” “On a personal level I can adapt to the role they give me, for me the most important thing is to be effective. I don’t care if I have to score 30 points or 5, my main objective is to shoot well and with good percentages of two and three” , he detailed.

“It’s easier to play in attack when you have good players around. I’m not used to having so many free shots and it’s nice to have those options, but my priority is to improve in defence, it’s something I’m working on a lot and I have to show to this level, that I can defend bigger and stronger players”, sentenced the Canadian.