ANDThese are the teams classified for the Final Phase of the Endesa 2022 Mini Cup, which will be held in Granada in February, at the same time as the Copa del Rey.
Barça is the current champion of the Endesa Mini Cup, and as such qualifies directly for the Final Phase.
The Barça team prevailed in the last edition, held in 2020 during the Copa del Rey in Malaga, after beating Real Madrid (65-67) with MVP’s Ousmane Alpha in the final. Barça has six Endesa Mini Cups in its showcases and will seek to revalidate the title.
Real Madrid is also classified as the current runner-up. According to the regulations, if the Cup does not have a host team, the Endesa Mini Cup runner-up also accesses the Final Phase.
The white team dominates the record of the competition with seven championships, the last in 2019.
Valencia Basket became the third classified team. The taronja team defeated UCAM Murcia (84-43) and Río Breogán (103-72) in the first two days of the Previous Phase of L’Alqueria, taking first place in their group in a mathematical way. Javier Viguer (13.5 points) and Jaime Valero (12.5) are the top scorers for the taronja team.
Cajasiete Canarias is the fourth team that will be in Granada after beating Coosur Real Betis (67-58) in which the first group decided. Pedro Pasqua, who was the great protagonist of the final triumph with 34 points, was the most regular player on the island team with 19.3 points on average for an average of 20 PIR credits.
Unicaja Andalucía is the fifth team to ensure its presence in Granada for the Final Phase of the Endesa Mini Cup. The malagueños dominated group D with force and won their three games from an aggressive defense that specialized in recovering balls and facilitating the scoring on the counterattack. In the Andalusian team, the presence of Javier Ortega (14.7 points, 9.3 rebounds and 8.6 recoveries) and Eloy Suárez (12.3 points and five rebounds) stood out.
Joventut de Badalona is the sixth team to qualify for the Final Phase of the Endesa Mini Cup after completing a fantastic preliminary phase in Valencia. The green-blacks beat Cenor Obradoior (90-40), Fundación Bilbao Basket BBK (47-98) and Herbalife Gran Canaria (90-39) in their group. Within the great choral game played by Joventut Badalona, ??Elyjah Rebetez stood out with an average of 16 points in the three games.
Coosur Real Betis
Coosur Real Betis became the seventh team to qualify for the Endesa Mini Cup after beating UCAM Murcia Redexis (59-62) in their tie with a great performance from Mahamadou Doucoure (22 points, 27 rebounds and a PIR of 41). In the Betic team, which finished second in group B with two victories and one defeat, the performance of the pair formed by Iker García (15.5 points) and Ricardo Castilla (13.5 points) stood out.
Catalan Occident Manresa
Catalana Occident Manresa became the eighth team to travel to Granada for the Endesa Mini Cup after beating Cenor Obradoiro in their tie (48-89). In the decisive duel, Gerard Fernández shone with 37 points. Hand in hand with Fernández (16.5 points on average in the previous phase), the Manresa were able to make up for the inaugural defeat against Unicaja Andalucía (85-51) to finish second in group D after beating Casademont Zaragoza (70-60) and San Pablo Burgos (84-34)