Unicaja Malaga and combo guard Jaime Fernandez agreed to a contract extension that will keep the sides together until the end of the 2021-22 season, the club announced Tuesday. Fernandez (1.86 meters, 26 years old) averaged 12.0 points on 41.7% three-point shooting and 4.6 assists in 16 7DAYS EuroCup games last season, his third in the competition. He helped Unicaja reach the EuroCup Quarterfinals and the Spanish League playoffs in his maiden season with the club. Fernandez previously suited up for Morabanc Andorra and his boyhood club, Estudiantes Madrid. He made his EuroCup debut in the competition as a 17-year old with Estudiantes in the 2010-11 season. Fernandez has been a member of the Spanish national team at both the junior and senior levels; he won gold medals at the U16 European Championships in 2009 and the U18 European Championships in 2011 and a bronze medal at the U20 European Championships in 2013.
"I am very happy with this contract extension. I felt very comfortable in Malaga on and off the court and had a good time. Being able to extend my contract and spend more time here was important to me. If a club treats you well, you want to be there for a long time, so I hope I will be here for many years," Fernandez said. "I think it was a good year for me. We competed pretty well and it was a nice experience. I hope to do even better next season and help the team keep competing for titles."