We continue our series of features highlighting former FAU basketball players who are playing professionally around the globe. This week, we focus on Javier Lacunza (2012-16).
BOCA RATON, Fla. - (July 14, 2017) – Javier Lacunza began his pro career in Spain’s CB Agustinos Eras third division shortly after graduating from FAU in 2016. It was a chance for the native Spaniard to return to his home country.
“Starting my first year as a pro basketball player, I wanted to go to a team where I could feel important and get my confidence back,” said Lacunza. “I signed in the city of Leon, which was a great fit for me, and things worked out from day one.”
The return to familiar territory also has benefits off the court.
“I’ve been enjoying (being back home) a lot. I love the lifestyle that we have here. I’ve missed it. It’s really nice to have a weekend off and go home for a few days.”
While Lacunza’s team did not advance to the postseason, he is looking forward to improving as a player in his second season.
“I felt great during the entire year and I’m looking forward to my second year.”
Fans can keep up with Javier at his official website, jlacunza.com.