This morning, the award ceremony of the “Green and Black Heart” trophy to the winner of this ninth edition, the North American Devin Schmidt, took place. The award, given by the Cáceres Elite Basketball Fans Association, recognizes the most valued player of the green-black squad by the team’s followers, which in this case has gone to the Tennessee “sniper”, who so many moments of emotion He has starred wearing the green and black shirt.
The award ceremony took place at Inmobiliaria Rubio, where its manager, Luis Miguel Rubio, has acted as a spokesperson for the fans of Cáceres, thanking the Cáceres Ciudad de Baloncesto board of directors for “the effort made to get the team out in a difficult year and having allowed the city to enjoy basketball ”. Regarding the winner of the trophy, Rubio added that Devin Schmidt “has had a great acceptance in the club, and the fans have an important appreciation for him because he has taken the colors of our team to the highest level. We are proud that Devin is the one to win the trophy. “
For his part, the ‘0’ of Cáceres wanted to thank all the support he has received from the team’s fans throughout the season. “Everyone has made me feel very welcome since I arrived, I really like the city and the people are very close, so I have felt very comfortable here,” commented Schmidt about his time in Cáceres.
Regarding his future, the American has left the door open to continue representing the colors of Cáceres World Heritage Site, although he stressed that he needs to assess all the possibilities: “I have to think about it this summer, for me it would be important to have my wife, if she could come with me, of course she would come back, but we will have to study it this summer ”.
Schmidt has been, without a doubt, one of the outstanding players within Roberto Blanco’s squad, as with 371 points scored, he closes the campaign as the top scorer in the green-black squad. In addition, the shooter has managed to sneak a total of three times in the ideal quintet of the day (J11F1, J14F2 and J16F2), and has left epic moments to remember such as the basket that gave the victory against Melilla or the victory achieved against Canoe in the Multipurpose thanks to the cunning of Devin and his self-pass.
The mechanics of the trophy, which has been awarded since 2013, is based on the votes that the followers make through the association’s website after each day. Schmidt has added a total of 39 points and 5 hearts (awarded to the most voted of each match), placing himself above the Dutch Roeland Schaftenaar (33 points, 4 hearts) and Sylvster Berg (third place with 27 points and 5 hearts).