Luis Alberto Scola Balvoa (born April 30, 1980 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine professional basketball player who currently plays for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He formerly was a Euroleague star with the ACB's Tau Ceramica, as well as a member of the Houston Rockets in the NBA. Scola started his career with the Buenos Aires youth teams of Ferro Carril Oeste. He made his professional debut with the same club's pro team in the Argentine league during the 199596 season. After the 199798 basketball season in the Argentine League, Scola moved to Spain and signed with Saski Baskonia. He was loaned to Gijn Baloncesto, where he helped the then Spanish League Second Division club achieve promotion to the Spanish League First Division. He then was loaned back to Gijn through the - season, before arriving at Baskonia, where he played for seven seasons.
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