Raquel Carrera Quintana is a Spanish professional basketball player for Valencia Basket of the Liga Femenina in Spain. She was drafted by the Atlanta Dream with the 15th overall in the 2021 WNBA Draft, but her draft rights were later traded to the New York Liberty. Carrera is the highest Spanish player ever picked in the WNBA draft.
|No. 14 – Valencia Basket|
|Born|| (2001-10-31) 31 October 2001 (age 20)|
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|WNBA draft||2021 / Round: 2 / Pick: 15th overall|
|Selected by the Atlanta Dream|
|2016–2019||Celta Vigo (LF2)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Carrera spent three years in Spain's Women's League 2 with Celta Zorka, where she averaged 12.3 points and 6.5 rebounds. She signed with Valencia in 2019 on a five-year contract. After signing with Valencia, Carrera spent a year with Araski while recovering from injury before returning to Valencia. In her first season with Valencia Basket she won the 2020-21 EuroCup Women scoring two last-second free-throws.
|2020-21 EuroCup||Valencia Basket||7||20.7||6.9||3.4||1.0|
|2021-22 EuroCup||Valencia Basket|
Carrera made her international debut at the 2016 FIBA Under-17 World Championship for Women when she was 14-years-old. She has competed in that tournament twice times, placing 6th in both. She also competed in European U16 tournaments, for which she won gold in 2016 and silver in 2017, and the European U18, for which she won silver in 2018. In 2021, Carrera was chosen to the Spanish Women's National Team, participating in the 2021 EuroBasket and the 2020 Summer Olympics. Up to end of the year, she had 19 caps, with 5.5 PPG:
2021 WNBA draft
Valencia Basket 2020–21 EuroCup Women Champions