FUENLABRADA, Spain – Former Quinnipiac University men's basketball standout James Feldeine (New York, N.Y.) has extended his stay over in Spain, as the 6-foot-4 guard has signed a new contract with Club Baloncesto Fuenlabrada. Feldeine enjoyed two seasons with Leche Rio Breogan Lugo, but announced on Monday, May 21, 2012 that he will wear new colors for the next three years.
The New York native has signed a three-year deal with CBF of the 1st Division professional league in Spain. Feldeine enjoyed two seasons with LRBL of the 2nd Division Spanish pro league. The 1st division, Liga ACB, is generally regarded as the 2nd most competitive league in the world behind the NBA.
"Everyone in the Quinnipiac basketball family is very proud of James Feldeine and this next step in his pro career," said Quinnipiac Men's Basketball Head Coach Tom Moore. "This contract with a first division Spanish team is another important accomplishment for James. Much like during his time here at Quinnipiac, James has shown a unique ability to consistently score in bunches as a pro. His work ethic, character, and family support are the driving forces behind his continued improvement."
The two-time All-Northeast Conference honoree recently wrapped up a stellar two-year stint with Leche Rio Breogan Lugo. Last season, Feldeine averaged 17.7 points per game, a figure that ranked him third in Liga Española de Baloncesto (LEB Gold). He also pulled down 4.1 rebounds and dished out 1.7 assists per game, leading the team to a 19-15 mark and seventh place in the standings.
Feldeine will likely replace Kirk Penney on the roster, as the New Zealander will not return next season. Fuenlabrada struggled mightily in the standings last year, compiling a 12-22 record. Penny led the team in scoring with 14.4 points per game.
Feldeine's offensive prowess will be a nice addition to the team. Feldeine averaged 15.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game in his inaugural season, three figures that improved in his second year. Feldeine also played in all 38 games, averaging nearly 31 minutes per outing.
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