Luke Nelson has signed for a club in the strongest league outside the NBA.

But the former Worthing Thunder junior could be on the move again in the coming weeks.

The Argus understands Nelson, from Worthing, has penned a multi-year deal with Herbalife Gran Canaria in Spain’s top-flight Liga Endesa, although the Las Palmas outfit have not yet made an official announcement.

One top European basketball website already has Nelson listed as their starting shooting guard, although that is an unlikely scenario for now His next step is likely to be a loan move in a quest for court time and league experience.

That could be with a lower Spanish division or to a top-flight team elsewhere in Europe.

Nelson, 22, trained with the Los Angeles Lakers this summer after completing his four-year college career at UC Irvine in California.

He then played for the LA Clippers in the NBA Summer League, averaging 13 minutes and four points per game across four outings in Las Vegas.

The son of ex Worthing Bears star Steve, was inundated with offers.

He had the chance to move to the Far East but prefers the higher profile of the European leagues, which have been an increasingly popular scouting ground for NBA clubs over the past decade or so.

His new parent club, known popularly as Granca, finished seventh last season and attract crowds of about 6,500.

It is understood they see him as a potential roster member for 2018-19 should all go to plan next term.

Nelson recently highlighted the efforts of his dad to support him as a young player.

He said: “My dad has done everything for me. He was my first coach and until I was 16 I played under him. He has been the most supportive person in my life.

“He would drive to and from work, a three-hour drive every day, and then he would drive up to see me play.

“He’s a really busy man and he has done a lot for me and my family. He has been my anchor through my whole life.”

Meanwhile, Thunder youngster Hosana Kitenge helped Great Britain under-18s book their place in the Division B quarter-finals at the European Championships after easing past Albania 100-43 in Tallinn.

Thunder are hugely proud of their juniors having produced national champions at under-14 and under-16 last season.