Juan Sebastián “Sebas” Saiz Soto (born 15 July 1994) is a Spanish basketball player for Chiba Jets of the B.League. He also holds Dominican citizenship.
In this Spanish name
, the first or paternal surname
and the second or maternal family name is Soto
Saiz, whose father is spanish his and mother is from Dominican Republic, started playing basketball at the youth teams of Real Madrid, until transferring to CB Talavera due to personal reasons. In 2009, he passed the trials to join Estudiantes, where he made his debut in senior competitions, playing in some Liga EBA games in 2011, at age 16.
Saiz moved in 2012 to the United States to continue his career, and in 2013 he joined the Ole Miss Rebels, averaging 5.1 points and 5.6 rebounds per game in his first season. He ended his college years becoming the second player after Murphy Holloway that overpassed the 1,000 points and 900 rebounds and being included in the All-Conference first team of the Southeastern Conference.
In July 2017, Saiz signed his first professional contract with Real Madrid, terminating previously with Estudiantes. One month later, he was loaned to San Pablo Burgos, debutant in the Spanish Liga ACB, where he averaged 9.1 points and 4.9 rebounds per game.
In July 2018, he was loaned to Iberostar Tenerife of the Liga ACB. He will make his debut in European competition as the Canarian team is qualified for the Basketball Champions League.
On August 1, 2019, Saiz signed with Sun Rockers Shibuya of the B.League. He signed with Chiba Jets on June 3, 2020.
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