Former USU Aggie Diogo Brito signs with professional Spanish team Rio Ourense Termal


Utah State’s Diogo Brito plays against Wyoming during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Mountain West Conference men’s tournament Friday, March 6, 2020, in Las Vegas. | Isaac Brekken, Associated Press

LOGAN — Diogo Brito is headed home to continue his basketball career — well nearly home.

The former Utah State Aggie and native of Povoa de Varzim, Portugal, has signed with Río Ourense Termal, a professional Spanish team located in Ourense, Spain, which is found in the northwest part of the country, a little over a two hour drive from Brito’s hometown.

Río Ourense Termal plays in Liga Española de Baloncesto, also known as LEB Oro, the second basketball division of the Spanish basketball league system after the Liga ACB.

Brito officially signed with Rio Ourense Termal on Monday, Sept. 7, after a collegiate career in Logan that saw him play in 120 games overall for the Aggies — the 10th most in school history.

Thrilled to start my professional career in Ourense @COBSAD #ForzaCOB

— Diogo Brito (@DiogoBrito24) September 7, 2020

Brito averaged 8.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.4 steals per game as a senior — he started every game at guard — and drew consideration as the Mountain West’s Sixth Man of the Year.

Over the course of his Aggie career, he scored 794 points, handed out 246 assists and recorded 118 steals as a key member on two MWC championship teams.

He graduated from Utah State with a degree in exercise science and earned academic all-Mountain West and Mountain West Scholar Athlete honors all four years.

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Brito joins a Ourense team that finished 10th in LEB Oro a season ago and narrowly missed the playoffs for a chance at promotion to Liga ACB.

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Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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