The Spanish U17 basketball teamdirected by Javier Zamora, has everything ready for its participation in the category world, what starts this Saturday July 2 in Malaga. The youth group will share Group B with Dominican Republic, Japan and Lithuania.
How did the 12-player squad turn out and what are the biggest names to watch? The review below The SportingNews.
The Spain squad at the U17 World Cup
|Conrad Martinez||Joventut Badalona||1.82||Base|
|Lucas Langarita||Casademont Zaragoza||1.88||Base|
|Lucas Mari||Valencia Basketball||1.96||Base|
|Paul Navarro||Valencia Basketball||1.97||Shooting guard|
|Ruben Vincent||Unibox||1.97||Shooting guard|
|Sergio DeLarrea||Valencia Basketball||1.97||Eaves|
|Bruno Vidarte||real Madrid||2.00||Eaves|
|Hugo Gonzalez||real Madrid||1.93||Eaves|
|Alvaro Folgueiras||Unibox||2.05||Power forward|
|Izan Almansa||Overtime||2.07||Power forward|
|Aday Mara||Casademont Zaragoza||2.20||Pivot|
|David Barbera||Valencia Basketball||2.06||Pivot|
The figures to follow from Spain U17
Huge potential for the young man from Zaragoza, whose profile is among the main pearls of Spain. Endless Pivot thanks to its size that translates its dimensions and control capacity to be dominant in defense. Rebounds and rim protection at wild levels.
He is a player with a great understanding of the game and that helps the collective fluidity, but he is also a main objective to get points. Both above the rim, and with his mid-range shot and post moves.
The first part of Aday Mara yesterday against Serbia. Absolutely fascinating project good old Aday. pic.twitter.com/k3xJ3GclO6
– Ramon (@monbr24) June 20, 2022
Another of the great projects of Spanish basketball. Perfect modern interior thanks to its size, strength and mobility. His defense is impressive thanks to the ability to protect the rim against big opponents or go out to cover the perimeter.
While he is a remarkable finisher and follower on offense, he needs to continue to work on his mid-range shot and his ability to score points on his own. He left Real Madrid to join the Overtime project. Very interested in seeing her couple with Mara.
📹 Izan Almansa (@FBMadrid) & Martin Iglesias (@FGB_Basketball)
Two PIVOTS running the fast break in the #KDTINF2020
🧐 Which one do you prefer? 🧐#We are a team pic.twitter.com/XGZOiRJ1Tv
– Basketball Spain (@BaloncestoESP) January 6, 2020
Pure talent. De Larrea, offensive perimeter player for Valencia Basket, is a player with a lot of points and capable of acting as a great generator. It is one of the best projects in Spanish basketball and one of the references of this block.
It works very well together with another base and helps in the creation tasks. He has improved in defense and has an impressive technical arsenal. Very smart. splurge class.
Sergio de Larrea is a bloody barbarity. Yesterday 18 points (7/11 shooting with 2 triples) and 5 assists in 25 minutes. Having this impact on LEB Plata being from December 2005 is not even half normal. He is going to be an extraordinary generator. pic.twitter.com/77AqZZNSj6
– Ramon (@monbr24) March 27, 2022
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The Spain squad at the 2022 U17 Basketball World Cup: Aday Mara, Izan Almansa and the figures to follow