Bilbao, Aug 30 (EFE) .- The American Andrew Goudelock assured in his presentation as a new Bilbao Basket player that he “proudly” assumes the role of “leader” of the team this season and underlined his intention to “support and be an example so that the youngest feel comfortable. “
“I am sure that I am the oldest of the team and my experience should serve to transmit it to the new ones. In all the places I have been I have tried to contribute what I have learned,” said the 32-year-old guard, in his first press conference as ‘man in black’
Goudelock arrives in Bilbao from Vilnius Rytas, with which he averaged 14.2 points, 2.4 assists and 1.9 rebounds per game last season with 47.5% in triple shots, records that he raised to 14, 5 points in the Champions League.
The new Bilbao Basket player was once nicknamed ‘MiniMamba’ when he met Kobe Bryant in the Lakers dressing room in the 2011-2012 season. He also played for the Houston Rockets and top-tier European teams such as Unics Kazan, Fenerbahçe, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Olimpia Milan and Reyer Venice.
“As soon as I received the call from Bilbao Basket, it did not take me more than five minutes to make the decision to come. I appreciated the organization of the club, what it transmitted to me, and as soon as I spoke with Alex (coach Mumbrú) I said to myself, go ahead. Sure. that coming to Bilbao is the best decision I could make, “he explained.
Goudelock made his debut with the Bilbao Basket shirt last Saturday in Gijón in the friendly against Hereda San Pablo Burgos, leaving some touches of his scoring facility by adding 13 points in less than 15 minutes with a 4 of 7 in triples.
“It is still early days, but I have seen that there are all kinds of players in the team. Young, but with very interesting skills and values in all positions. The important thing is that we are not individual, but that we form a strong team. I am really looking forward to it. to start and see what we give of ourselves, “stressed the escort.