Barcelona opt for Ingles (pic)

Barcelona decided to sign Joe Ingles as a replacement for Gianluca Basile, over Simas Jasaitis.

Barcelona will have to pay a 450K euros buy-out for the player to CB Granada and the player will sign a contract until the summer of 2013.

The Australian guard holds a British passport, so he will take a European spot in the club’s roster. Last season he averaged 11 points and 4 rebounds in thirty four games in which he spent almost thirty minutes on the court.

The player will also get the chance to fulfil his dream of playing in Euroleague.

Photo courtesy of Barcelona