PABLO ROMERO / COMMUNICATION AREA FEB
They have not yet been able to release their locker after the dispute of two encounters in which the team has seen the victories slip away, but the coach of the team should not be excessively concerned. Leyma Coruña since its staff has shown symptoms of a great potential on the parquet.
Especially in interior positions, where the newcomer NickWard is being one of the sensations of the competition as he reaffirmed in the middle of the week-long day on the Riazor floor.
A crash in which he signed 23 points (3/8 TL and 10/19 TC), 14 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 recovery, 2 blocks and 9 fouls received that were not quite enough to avoid an agonizing defeat (), but that were valid to reaffirm the desire for growth of his team in the competition.
All this for 32 so many devaluation that, without any doubt, invite optimism from A Coruña …
First foreign MVP of the season and first with a debutante character since Nick Ward (Leyma Coruña)on this week-long day he won the first award of his career in our country. An award for which it has needed just a couple of matches and that represents the consecration of a surname that previously played in the competition by the hand of players such as WarrenWard (Cáceres PH) or Jerod Ward (Adepal Alcázar). In this way, Ward picks up the witness of Dagoberto Peña (Leyma Coruña) who won the last Coruñés award on the last day of the Regular League last year.
The ideal quintet of the day:
Second day of competition and second presence in the ideal quintet of the day for two of its protagonists. And it is that the exterior Eddy Polanco (CB Almansa with Afanion) yel center Oliver Arteaga (Unicaja Banco Oviedo)They returned to exercise as the most outstanding men of their teams, thus signing the first victory of the La Mancha and the full of triumphs of the Oviedo.
Two players who seem to have “gotten season ticket”, leaving only three positions free per day. Holes that, on this occasion, looked at Castilian-Leonese lands with the presence of two players who measured each other face to face for the victory, on the one hand, the base Micah Speight (EasyCharger Palencia) and, on the other, the eaves Calvin Hermanson (TAU Castelló). Both completed an ideal quintet crowned by the pivot Nick Ward (Leyma Coruña) after winning his MVP.
Base: Micah Speight (EasyCharger Palencia) 20 val: 19 points (8/8 TL and 4/7 T3), 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 recovery and 6 fouls received.
Shooting guard: Eddy Polanco (CB Almansacon Afanion) 20 val: 18 points (3 / 3TL and 7/10 TC), 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 recovery and 5 fouls received.
Eaves: Calvin Hermanson (TAUCastelló) 26 val: 29 points (1/1 TL and 11/14 TC), 1 rebound and 2 fouls received.
Power forward: Nick Ward (Leyma Coruña) 32 val: 23 points (3/8 TL and 10/19 TC), 14 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 recovery, 2 blocks and 9 fouls received.
Pivot: Oliver Arteaga (Unicaja BancoOviedo) 22 val: 15 points (5/6 TL and 5 / 7TC), 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 recovery and 7 fouls received.
Season statistics – Nick Ward:
Games played: 2
Fouls received: 7
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)