PABLO ROMERO / COMMUNICATION AREA FEB
Indicated by all as the main favorites for the conquest of direct promotion to the Endesa League, within the Movistar Students they have decided to naturally adopt a condition with which they hope to maintain competitive tension at all times.
A philosophy that has resulted in four consecutive victories during the first days of competition and that, however, has not subtracted an iota of suffering from a team that is knowing first-hand the harshness of the LEB Gold League.
A whole succession of battles that presented them with one of the most demanding on the afternoon of last Sunday with their duel against a HLA Alicante that was about to surprise on the court of the WiZink Center. But the extra time and the individual and collective talent of the team was more than enough to avoid defeat ().
A task in which a Lucas Faggiano who was able to sign 26 points (2/2 TL and 9/12 TC), 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 recovery and 2 fouls received determining factors in a night in which he reached the 29 valuation points.
Valuable MVP not so much because of the numbers but because of what it meant for a team that thus added a new victory before its audience.
He has accumulated only 97 minutes of play and a total of 4 matches with the Estudiantes shirt, but throughout his career, Lucas Faggiano he had played several dozen times to defend the same name. Because this Argentine player was trained at the Estudiantes de Bahía Blanca in his native country, starting a path that has now led to a completely opposite stage on the other side of the pond. An experience that has started in the best possible way, with 4 consecutive victories, the leadership of the category and an MVP that will go down in history as the first of the Movistar Students in the LEB Gold League. Previously, some teammates such as Nacho Martín, Felipe Dos Anjos or John dee, but all of them competing under the colors of another shirt.
The ideal quintet of the day:
It was not a day, much less easy for the five protagonists of the ideal quintet of the day who had to overcome even ends and even some extra time in which to throw the rest for the victory.
The first of them, a Lucas Faggiano (Movistar Students) that brought light to the Madrid team to stay at the top of a table in which his companions on the perimeter grow like foam. Why so much Joan Faner (TAU Castelló) in his combo work as Miguel González (ICG Força Lleida) exercising three high, they were fundamental for the triumphs of their teams in two encounters not without difficulty.
Already in interior positions, he adds and follows two players who seem to have picked up a rhythm when it comes to sharing prominence in the ideal quintet. And it is that, both the power forward Benoit Mbala (Cáceres P. Humanidad) like the center Nick Ward (Leyma Coruña) they reigned again from the painting just as they did seven days before. Of course, this time with victory only for the representative of a team from A Coruña who had to wait for extra time to enrich his locker.
Base: Lucas Faggiano (Movistar Students) 29 val: 26 points (2/2 TL and 9/12 TC), 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 recovery and 2 fouls received.
Shooting guard: Joan Faner (TAU Castelló) 26 val: 17 points (1/1 TL and 6/10 TC), 4 rebounds, 7 assists, 1 recovery and 2 fouls received.
Eaves: Miguel González (ICG Força Lleida) 28 val: 23 points (3/3 TL and 7/12 TC), 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 fouls received.
Power forward: Benoit Mbala (Cáceres P. Humanidad) 27 val: 26 points (8/9 TL and 9/19 TC), 6 rebounds, 1 recovery, 1 block and 10 fouls received.
Pivot: Nick Ward (Leyma Coruña) 24 val: 22 points (8/15 TL and 7/10 TC), 10 rebounds, 2 recoveries, 1 block and 9 fouls received.
Season statistics – Lucas Faggiano:
Played games: 4
Fouls received: 1.3
Sports career – Lucas Faggiano:
Training: Club Estudiantes Bahía Blanca (Argentina)
2005/08: Club Estudiantes Bahía Blanca (LNB – Argentina)
2008/09: Long Island Blackbirds (NCAA – USA)
2009/12: Club Estudiantes Bahía Blanca (LNB – Argentina)
2012/13: Bahía Basket (LNB – Argentina)
2013/15: Boca Juniors (LNB – Argentina)
2015/16: San Lorenzo (LNB – Argentina)
2016/19: San Martín (LNB – Argentina)
2019/20: Bauru Basquete (Brazil)
2020/21: Acunsa Gipuzkoa Basket (Endesa League)
2021/22: Movistar Students (LEB Gold)