The international forward born in 1995 Belén Arrojo will play next season at the Mann Filter Zaragoza team Stadium Casablanca, where he shared a dressing room with our also international U18 Ani Calvo.
Belén Arrojo played the 2013-14 season with Beroil Ciudad de Burgos where he averaged 5.9 points 2.5 rebounds and 5.1 rating in 22 minutes per game, ranking his team to the semifinals of the Copa de la Reina and finishing in a creditable League sixth.
Then Belén Arrojo talks about her joining Mann Filter and its nearest future with the U20 team.
I think I'm a versatile player who can help the team in different positions. Although my natural position is small forward, I can play two, three and four.
How did you start playing basketball Arrojo Bethlehem, where and why?
In Granada small and did gymnastics when I was 7 years old I joined the basketball team at my school. I started playing because my parents were both basketball players, and from there became my favorite sport.
How do you rate your debut year in women's league? How did you feel during the last season Beroil Ciudad de Burgos?
My first year in Burgos I value positively as it has been a year of making contact with the category and further wherein've enjoyed several minutes of play. As a result we have had a good season and we had the opportunity to play the Queen's Cup.
Have you found much difference between LF2 and compete in Women's League?
The fact that some of the best Spanish players are going to other countries to play has perhaps made the general level of the league is not so high. Other than that, I'm glad you are giving opportunities to young players compete.
What do you think you can bring to Mann Filter next season?
I can help provide size and rebounding, defense and versatility on offense. And of course with hope and work to improve every day. It will be my second season in Women's League and I look forward to continue to improve and help the team.
A dream for next season ...
I would like to improve on the statistical aspects regarding my debut year in Women's League and to continue to achieve goals.
You've been several weeks with the U20 team. How are you preparing?
Very well. We are working good and hard every day to reach the European in top condition and there to achieve the highest goals.
You can learn more about Bethlehem Arrojo watching the video below with some of the best stocks of the 2013-14 season:
Belén Arrojo is a 1.88m spanish forward born in 1995, with a brilliant performance in European and World Championships with the Spanish Youth National Teams and one of the best players in her generation in the world.
Belén Arrojo started playing basketball at Colegio Regina Mundi and later at Ramón y Cajal Club, where after standing out she received a full scholarship from Siglo XXI.
Belén Arrojo joined Siglo XXI in the 2009-10 season and already as a U15 player she was selected to play with the Spanish U16 National Team, averaging 6.4 points and 5.6 rebounds in 20 minutes per game during the 2010 U16 European Championship.
In the 2010-11 season and as a U16 player, Belén Arrojo had her debut in Spanish Liga Femenina 2, scoring 31 points (90% from the field) and collecting 32 efficiency in 51 minutes splitted in 4 games.
In the 2011 summer and with her generation, Belén Arrojo won the Gold Medal in the U16 European Championship played in Cagliari, being the top scorer in the final aainst Belgium with 20 points and also adding 6 rebounds.
Belén Arrojo was also named in the Tournament First Team after averaging 14.7 points 6.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 22 minutes per game.
In the 2011-12 season and still as U17 player, Belén Arrojo established herself as one of the best players in Spanish LF2 with 13.1 points 5.6 rebounds and 12.6 efficiency in 27 minutes per game.
Belén Arrojo also won the LF2 Catalan Cup against Reus Deportiu, being the MVP of the Final with 22 points 10 rebounds and 30 efficiency.
In the 2012 summer, Belén Arrojo started the U18 European Championship, shining in the first 5 games with 16.6 points and 4.8 rebounds per game before getting injured and not being able to finish the Championship.
Still not fully recovered, Belén Arrojo joined her generation´s Natioanl Team, which was playing the U17 World Championship in Amsterdam and had her first full game in the semifinals against Japan with 21 points and 7 rebounds in 17 m inutes.
One day after, Belén Arrojo won the Silver Medal (best position of Spain ever in a U17 World Championship) after losing the final against the United States and scoring 9 points, grabbing 12 rebounds and dishing 4 assists in the final.
In the 2012-13 season and as U18 player, Belén Arrojo completed her last year at Siglo XXI averaging 12.3 points 6.2 rebounds and 13.1 efficiency per game.
Despite playing almost always at the 4 position in Spanish Youth National Teams due to her generation´s structure, Belén Arrojo is a true position 3 player as she has been taught during ther four years at Siglo XXI and that is the position where she will continue developing in the next seasons.
Belén Arrojo is a big player for her position, with very good speed for her height and with a very nice all-around game, beingg good slashing to the basketball but also in her mid range shooting. She is also developing her 3 point shoot and will continue to improve it in the next years.
Belén Arrojo is also very good playing off the ball , has a super work ethic to reach her goals and is an excellent teammate.
There is no doubt that Belén Arrojo is already a very good player and specially a player with a brilliant future due to her upside and work ethic.
In the 2013 summer, Belén Arrojo plays the U19 World Championship with Spanish National Team, finishing in fourth position and averaging 10.7 points and 5.4 rebounds in 22 minutes per game, shining against Australia with 22 points 10 rebounds and 30 efficiency.
Weeks after, Belén Arrojo wins the Gold Medal in the U18 European Championship, averaging 10.2 points and 7 rebounds in 24 minutes per game.
In the 2013-14 season, Belén Arrojo signed with Ciudad de Burgos in Spanish 1st Division, averaging 5.9 points 2.5 rebounds and 5.1 efficiency in 22 minutes per game in qualifying her team to the Queen´s Cup Semifinals and finishing in a great 6th position in League.
Belén Arrojo has great games against Ibaizabal (15 points and +23 efficiency in 26minutes) and Bembibre (15 points and +17 efficiency)
2010-2011: SEGLE XXI (Spain-LF2): 7.8ppg in 12min T2: 90.0%, T3: 373%, T1: 66% :20 57rrg 2011-2012: SEGLE XXI (Spain-LF2): 13.1ppg, 5.6rpg, 12.6eff , T2: 44%, T3: 31%, T1: 74%
2012-2013: SEGLE XXI (Spain-LF2): 12.3ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.9apg, 1.5spg 13.1eff T2:43%, T3: 22%, T1: 77%
2013-2014: Ciudad de Burgos (Spain-LF1): 5.9ppg 2.5rpg 5.1eff FG: 47.9% T3: 27.3% :
Spanish U16 National Team -10-11
European Championships U16 for Women in Greece -10: 6.4ppg, 5.6rpg en 20min, T2: 38.9%, FT: 66.7%
Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U16 Best Forward -11
Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U16 1st Team -11
European Championships U16 for Women in Cagliari (Italy) -11 (Gold): 14.7ppg, 6.8rpg, 2.2apg, 1.4spg, 1.2bpg en 22min, FGP: 50.5%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 61.3%
LF2 Catalan League Champion -12
MVP LF2 Catalan League - 12
Spanish U18 National Team -12
All-European Championships U18 2nd Team -12
European Championships U18 in Bucharest (Romania) -12: 12.4ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.4apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 57.6%, 3PT: 23.1%, FT-2(90.9%)
Spanish U17 National Team -12
World Championships U17 in Amsterdam (Holland) -12 (Silver): 10.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.3apg, 1.3spg, en 17min FGP: 41.7%, FT: 76.9%
World Championships U19 in Lithuania -13 (Semifinals): 9 games: 10.7ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 50.0%, FT: 64.3%
Gold Medal in U18 European Championship in Croatia 2013
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