Luis Alberto Scola (b. April 20 1980 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine basketball player. The 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) and 104 kg (230 lb) power forward plays for Spanish TAU Cerámica and the Argentina national basketball team. He has double citizenship: Argentinian and Spanish.
Scola started in Buenos Aires Ferrocarril Oeste youth teams, where he also made his professional debut in the 1996-97 season. After the 1997-98 season he moved to Spain to help Second Division Cabitel Gijón to get to First Division. He then signed with TAU Cerámica but stayed the 1999-2000 season with Gijón before moving to TAU Cerámica, with whom has already played 3 seasons.
In the summer of 2005, the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA (who drafted Scola in 2002) attempted to negotiate with TAU to buy out his contract, but TAU wanted over 3 million dollars for the contract, which made it impossible for Scola to join Argentina national teammate Manu Ginobili. When the deal to buy out Scola's contract fell through, the Spurs instead signed fellow Argentine Fabricio Oberto.
- 2006 Copa del rey - Spanish Cup
- 2005 Spanish Supercopa
- 2004 Copa del Rey - Spanish Cup
- 2004 Olympic Gold medal
- 2002 Liga ACB - Spanish League
- 2002 Copa del Rey - Spanish Cup
- 2005 Spanish ACB league MVP.
- 2004 Ideal Olympics team.