The week-to-week session left us with strong emotions, close matches and the best performance of the season. Michael Carrera surpassed himself to sign a game of 43 PIR points, with 28 PIR points, 10 rebounds, 11 fouls received, 2 assists and 2 recoveries.
It also helped ICG Força Lleida achieve its 18th victory and remain one of the contenders for direct promotion. Neither the Catalan team nor the Venezuelan forward are slowing down their great season over the months.
Michael Carrera’s 43 rating points are the top of the season in the LEB Oro, surpassing Sergio de la Fuente’s 40; and the 39 of Lluis Costa and Marc Gasol. And that indicates the importance of Michael Carrera in this competition. The Venezuelan gets his third weekly MVP, after those achieved on days 5 and 11.
And it is that the Venezuelan is one of the great stars in one of the most brilliant seasons of the competition. He is the most valued player (21.6 on average), second in points (17.5) and rebounds (7.8), and leader in fouls received (5.9).
The ideal quintet of the day:
Two players from CB Almansa with Afanion sneak into the ideal quintet, after the great victory of the Manchegos in Melilla. The position of point guard is for Beñat Hevia, one of the keys to the great game of the Basque team. Outside, two machine guns like the forwards of CB Almansa with Afanion, Jalen Nesbitt; and from HLA Alicante, Osvaldas Matulionis.
And on the inside, a very mobile interior couple formed by the MVP Michael Carrera and the CB Almansa player with Afanion, Kevin Bercy, in another very serious match for the American.
Base: Benat Hevia (Juaristi ISB) 27 val: 14 points (2/3 T2 and ¾ T3), 8 assists, 5 rebounds and 2 fouls received
Shooting guard: Jalen Nesbitt (CB Almansa with Afanion): 37 val: 20 points (8/12 T2 and 1/1 TL), 11 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 recoveries
Eaves: Osvaldas Matulionis (HLA Alicante): 28 val: 16 points (2/2 T2 and 4/7 T3), 12 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 block
Power forward: Michael Carrera (ICG Força Lleida): 43 val: 28 points (7/10 T2 and 2/3 T3), 10 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals.
Pivot: Kevin Bercy (CB Almansa with Afanion) 24 val: 17 points (7/9 T2 and 3/3 TL), 7 rebounds, 2 recoveries and 1 assist.
Season Stats – Michael Carrera
Games played: 22
Fouls received: 1.8
Sports career – Michael Carrera:
Formation: 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)