We had to wait for the penultimate match on Sunday to meet the MVP of the day, but this was not really far since, as happened four days before, the pivot Nick Ward (Leyma Coruña) he was able to shine with his own light on a personal level.

On this occasion, with 31 points of valuation which had a very different result. Because the 22 points (4/6 TL and 9/11 TC), 9 rebounds and 6 fouls received With which the North American interior culminated the night, they were decisive in achieving the first victory of the course (79-88).

A valuable meeting for a Leyma Coruña that the Galician witness of the Breogán River during his visit to Gradana, showing that his squad can have a lot to say on the different tracks of the competition. And if not ask an intractable player about the tracks.

Anecdotal section:

It was the 2002/03 season when the rings of the Palacio de los Deportes trembled after each jump of a Jerod ward that got to proclaim itself like champion of the contest of dunks of the ACB in the famous edition of Walter Herrmann. A story that the Nasrid fans seemed to remember on Sunday evening when another Ward, in this case Nick, smashed the home rim to begin charting his second MVP of the season. Quite a dominator of the competition as evidenced by the fact that he has signed two consecutive MVPs with just 68 minutes of experience behind him.

The ideal quintet of the day:

The pivot repeats one more week NickWard (Leyma Coruña) as the most outstanding player of the weekend and he does so to lead, this time, the triumph of the Coruña team on the always complicated track of the Palacio de los Deportes in Granada. Some numbers with which to begin to mark the line of an ideal quintet in which he formed an inner pair with the four Benoit Mbala (Cáceres P. Humanidad), a decisive player so that the Extremadura squad could stay at the top of the table.

Centimeter men clothed from the outside line by a Pol Figueras (Palmer AM Palma) which remains at a high level at the head of the Balearic leadership, for a Gerel Simmons (HLA Alicante) that continues to grow on the shores of the Mediterranean and for a Michael Carrera (ICG Força Lleida) intractable one more week horseback between both lines. Three performances that could only find the grand prize of victory in the case of a Carrera that led the ilerdense victory in Azpeitia.

Pol Figueras (Palmer Mediterranean Soul) 19 val: 12 points (1/2 TL and 5/10 TC), 2 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 recoveries and 7 fouls received.
Shooting guard: Gerel Simmons (HLA Alicante)28 val: 22 points (8/9 TL and 6/16 TC), 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 recoveries, 1 block and 5 fouls received.
Eaves: Michael Carrera (ICG Força Lleida) 29 val: 27 points (6/6 TL and 9/15 TC), 7 rebounds, 3 blocks and 6 fouls received.
Power forward: Benoit Mbala (Cáceres PH umanidad) 27 val: 23 points (5/6 TL and 9/15 TC), 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block and 7 fouls received.
Pivot: Nick Ward (Leyma Coruña) 31 val: 22 points (4/6 TL and 9/11 TC), 9 rebounds and 6 fouls received.

Season statistics – Nick Ward:

Played games: 3
Minutes: 22.51
Points: 17.3
Rebounds: 10.7
Assists: 0.3
Recoveries: 0.7
Plugs: 0.7
Fouls received: 6.7
Rating: 23,7

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)