Do not lose sight of the name of a Siddy Cissoko who has served this season as one of the men on loan from Baskonia to Juaristi ISB and who has left important signs of quality in a LEB Gold League that will forever be associated with his maturation stage sporty. Because the French abroad has not wasted a unique opportunity and that has led him to be one of the visible faces of a new Azpeitiarra success in the category.

He began the season making his debut in the Endesa League with Kirolbet Baskonia and, just a few days later, Sidy Cissoko was already perfectly settled in the discipline of a Juaristi ISB team that he had joined on loan from the Vitoria-based entity. A transfer with which the French foreigner ensured the necessary minutes when it came to gaining experience on his way to the elite and with which he was going to gain sporting weight in national basketball.

Challenges for which he has been burning stages with the passing of the days, demonstrating that his great physical strength can make him one of the most dominant outside players in European basketball in the coming years. A player who has dominated from the perimeter, even showing qualities in the border positions both to raise the ball and to be able to get on the rebound. In this way, Sidy was taking over the minutes in the game of a team with which he has taken an important maturational leap and that has allowed him to reach the final stretch of the course as an even more complete player than he was just a few months behind.

To such an extent that Cissoko will not miss out on a 2022/23 campaign in which he will enroll in the North American Development League (NBA G-League Ignite) in search of a new step forward with just coming of age.

Titles and awards:

– Permanence in the LEB Gold League
– Sixth player with the most fouls received (4.6)

Season statistics – Sidy Cissoko:

Games played: 32
Minutes: 23.10pp
Points: 10.8pp
Rebounds: 3pp
Assists: 2.4 pp
Recoveries: 0.8pp
Plugs: 0.3 pp
Fouls received: 4.6 pp
Rating: 9.9pp

Sports career – Sidy Cissoko:

Info Categories: baskonia
2020/21: 5+11 Foundation (EBA League)
2021/22: Juaristi ISB (LEB Gold)
2022/23: NBA G-League Ignite (NBA G-League)

Honorable Mention: Ondrej Hanzlik (Juaristi ISB)

He was completing his second season on loan at Juaristi ISB and, as happened last year, Ondrej Hanzlik has not missed the opportunity to take a new step forward in his career. Because the Baskonia player has been able to share the leading role with Cissoko at two in a year in which his good outside hand has been key for the Azpeitiarras to keep the flame of permanence alive at all times. A player whose numbers have been growing along with his game and who has moved perfectly in a perimeter in which he has added maturity to his letter of introduction.

Honorable Mention: Adams Alone (Movistar Students)

He had come to the club as a Junior and had played a total of 73 games with them in the Endesa League, so the continuity of Adam Sola in the Madrid team pointed to the ideal opportunity to gain weight in the team’s game. Quite an incentive that Sola has not missed, being able to squeeze the most out of every minute in a year of maximum demand for the student body. A campaign in which he has responded with a good game and points on the track to be able to contribute both to the conquest of the Princess of Asturias Cup and to the Final dispute in F4 for promotion. One of the positive notes at the individual level within a campaign without final success in the collective.