“That kid is ready.” The judgment would not have had much value if it had not come out of the mouth of Zeljko Obradovic, the most technical laureate of Europe, which had just discovered in Brazil a new talent for a clinic of young people. It was Marcelinho Huertas (Sao Paulo, 1983), A base, without a physical powerful, was able to make the team play and assume the role despite being one of the youngest. Leadership that Orchards have been exported to all of the teams who have trusted in him. The last, a Iberostar Tenerife where he has recovered his best version. About to turn 37 years old, the brazilian has led to the aurinegros to the title in the Intercontinental and the Cup of the King where no limits are put. “We are not afraid of no one“, recognizes the base, touched by a magic wand this season.
Perhaps the best virtue of Orchards, little has changed in these twenty years of career. He came to the Joventut as a kid, but with the mentality of a veteran. In fact, despite her youth, she was a teacher for Ricky Rubio, which has always had as a reference. In these two decades as a professional, Huertas has gone through eleven teams and five countries. A wanderer who has managed to fulfill its role in each of these stages. Of the ACB, the Italian league, passing by the NBA before returning to Spain. “Age is just a number. I feel well, with forces, to continue playing. In addition, I like the coach to give me that role of leader and be able to achieve victories”, takes on the brazilian, whose harmony with Txus Vidorreta is total.
They both agreed twelve years ago in Bilbao, which is, coincidentally, the only season in which Marcelinho has had better numbers than the current one. In the ACB, averaging almost thirteen points and 8 assists per game, main engine of a Iberostar Tenerife who arrives to Malaga willing to do anything. A stratospheric performance of the base –22 points, 17 assists and 5 theft– against Zaragoza ranked the canaries as seedings and the draw I drew a way more friendly towards the end, the only place you would be faces with Real Madrid or Barcelona, although the catalans, deleted, will no longer be able to fight for the title).
In addition to the trophy, Marcelinho pursues in Malaga a record. After having surpassed the 2,000-assists in the ACB, the brazilian has the hand become the best pin of the Cup, something that will get if you dealt four passes of the basket more tonight before the Morabanc Andorra (19: 00 hours, #We). To achieve this, the Gardens with great partners. The main, without doubt, is Shermadini, reference to the offensive of the canaries during the whole season. Next to both, Vidorreta has built a solid block in which there are two exmadridistas as Dani Díez and Santi Yusta. They’re the team to continue in the part of the box that comes today in a game, where you will also be Unicaja and Zaragoza, the other two applicants, who meet in the last duel of the day (21.30 hours, #We).
Translated from ABC News https://www.abc.es/deportes/baloncesto/abci-hazana-marcelinho-permite-sonar-copa-iberostar-tenerife-202002141131_noticia.html