Leyma Básquet Coruña makes this weekend one of the, a priori, toughest visits that await him in the regular season of the Leb Oro when he has not yet managed to inaugurate his record of victories, after two days of competition. Granada, tomorrow’s rival (7:00 p.m.) at the Palacio de los Deportes in the Andalusian city, is not only the team that brought him down last season from his dream of promotion by leaving him out in the playoff semifinals, but is also one of the the clear candidates to fight to be in the ACB next season.
“If it was already a tough bone last year, this one is even more so. It is one of the teams that has been better strengthened,” underlines Pablo Alonso. The analyst of Sports Coruña and Pulling three He thus alludes to Pere Tomàs, who after 14 years at the ACB is part of the ambitious Granada squad. In the two rounds played so far, he has played an average of 22 minutes to score 14 points and sign a PIR of 17. The two games, against Valladolid and Palma, have resulted in victory for the Andalusians.
Pere Tomàs has signed for three seasons with Granada and his clear objective is to return to the ACB with the promotion of this team, as the player admitted in the interview granted to Tirando de tres, the basketball program of Radio Coruña Cadena SER and the collective Nordés Orange.
But in addition to Pere Tomàs, he integrates some of the best players in the league into his squad. The pair of bases formed by Lluis Costa and Christian Díaz, the reference of Thomas Bropleh, the talent of Ellisor and the veteran of Edu Gatell mark a team that complicate the path of Estudiantes on their return to the ACB.
“Seen from the outside, the squad is much improved compared to what they had last year and therefore it is a top-level rival”, summarized the coach of Básquet Coruña, Sergio García. “It is a court in which everyone has to enjoy playing It is a very good court, comfortable, and at the same time the public squeezes, encourages them … It is very good for anyone to play on a field of the level of Granada, “he added.
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A team at the level of Granada faces a team that is “under construction”, as their coach says. “We are going little by little,” he explains, “more slowly than we would like, but we are building the team a bit at a forced pace. This start for us right now is very demanding, with three games practically in a row, two away from home.”
The Leyma will still need two more weeks to show his true potential. It is, at least, the term that the technician gives himself. “We have to focus on ourselves, on improving, taking on automatisms that help us to compete now, that we are already doing, and to build the team we want a couple of weeks away,” he says.