Their respective teams faced two complicated duels in which their contribution was going to be decisive and they did not fail the expectations generated by demonstrating their quality on the track.

Because both the power forward Michael Carrera (ICG Força Lleida) like the center Nick Ward (Leyma Coruña) They were the key that opened the door of triumph for their respective teams. In the case of the “ilerdense” through 19 points (9/14 TC), 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 6 fouls received and, in that of the “coruñés”, through 17 points (5/9 TL and 6/7 TC), 8 rebounds, 1 block and 6 fouls received.

Numbers that led to 24 valuation credits for both with whom to share the MVP of the perfect society.

Anecdotal section:

They are not his first accolades of the season and much less will be the last. Because the Venezuelan interior had managed to inaugurate its record of individual successes on Matchday 5 thus taking the witness of an American who, at that time, had already added the awards from Days 2 and 3.

The ideal quintet of the day:

They had alternated their leadership throughout the initial section of the competition until they crossed paths for the first time in an MVP shared between them. All this through two superb performances that led to the power forward Michael Carrera (ICG Força Lleida) and to the center Nick Ward (Leyma Coruña) to share spaces in the painting of the ideal quintet of the day.

Two players full of quality and who found a broad national role in the outside line with the presence of Óscar Alvarado (TAU Castelló) in the base position and Jorge Lafuente (Levitec Huesca) in the eaves. And it is that both were decisive for the conquest of victories that reached their full with the role of the combo Melwin Pantzar (UEMC Real Valladolid) in the Pisuerga.

Óscar Alvarado (TAU Castelló) 23val: 12 points (7/7 TL and 2/6 TC), 1 rebounds, 4 assists, 5 recoveries and 7 fouls received.
Shooting guard: Melwin Pantzar (UEMC Real Valladolid) 23 val: 14 points (9/11 TL), 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 recovery and 9 fouls received.
Eaves: Jorge Lafuente (Levitec Huesca) 21 val: 3 points (1/1 TC), 9 rebounds, 8 assists, 1 recovery and 2 fouls received.
Power forward: Michael Carrera (ICG Força Lleida) 24 val: 19 points (9/14 TC), 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 6 fouls received.
Pivot: Nick Ward (Leyma Coruña) 24 val: 17 points (5/9 TL and 6/7 TC), 8 rebounds, 1 block and 6 fouls received.

Season statistics – Michael Carrera:

Played games: 11
Minutes: 27.33
Points: 18.5
Rebounds: 7.5
Assists: 2.1
Recoveries: 0.7
Caps: 0.4
Fouls received: 6.3
Rating: 21,5

Season statistics – Nick Ward:

Played games: 11
Minutes: 21.03
Points: 16.5
Rebounds: 8.6
Assists: 0.2
Recoveries: 0.9
Caps: 0.5
Fouls received: 6.3
Rating: 21,1

Sports career – Michael Carrera:

Training: Montrose Christian School (USA)
2012/16: South Carolina Gamecocks (NCAA – USA)
2016/17: Avtodor Sratov (VTB – Russia)
2017/18: Cairns Taipans (NBL – Australia)
2017/18: Oklahoma City Blue (G-League – USA)
2018/19: Works (LNB – Argentina)
2019/20: Brose Bamberg (BBL – Germany)
2019/20: Hamburg Towers (BBL – Germany)

2020/22: ICG Força Lleida (LEB Gold)

Sports career – Nick Ward:

Training: Lincols Highs School Golden Lions (USA)
2015/19: Michigan State University (NCAA – USA)
2019/20: Hapoel Galil Gilboa (Israel)

2020/21: Istanbul Basket (Turkey)
2020/21: Ottawa Black Jacks (CEBL – Canada)
2021/22: Leyma Coruña (LEB Gold)