Grupo Alega Cantabria has signed the renewal of Leo ?izmi? (1998), one of the most decisive players of last season in the Besaya region. Born in Israel, with a Croatian passport, Leo has been competing in professional leagues in Spain since he was 16; this will be his eighth consecutive year in Spain and his fourth campaign in the LEB Plata, the second in a row with Grupo Alega Cantabria.
Formed in the lower categories of KK Split, he made his debut in the Endesa League with the former Cajasol (at 17 years and 3 days, setting a record for the Sevillian team). The following season he played in LEB Oro for Araberri, and later in Girona in LEB Plata and CB Prat in the same category. It was last season when he signed for Grupo Alega Cantabria,
He is a tall player, very difficult to score, and with many resources when it comes to scoring. Born leader, great long-distance shooter, and rebounding aid (averaging 4 rebounds per game and season, plus 10 points per game in his last season).
Last season it was consolidated as one of the main pillars of Grupo Alega Cantabria, and it is therefore the 5th renewal announced by the Cantabrian team.
VALUATIONS OF DAVID MANGAS AND JAVIER PEÑA
For Javier Peña, Manager of Grupo Alega Cantabria, “Leo is a young player, with enormous projection and potential, and we hope that this second year he will be able to further develop his talent with us. He is a very valuable player in the category, given that he can make two positions. “
«The renewal of Leo for Grupo Alega Cantabria was one of the priorities for the 2021/2022 season, since last year he was one of the team’s references on and off the track, for which we can only be grateful because Leo has bet on us for this new campaign, “added Peña.
David Mangas, coach of Grupo Alega Cantabria, said about Leo that “he is a very young player with a lot of talent in his hands. At 22, he has shown great capabilities in all the teams where he has played, and last season he became one of our references practically from minute zero.
In the sports field, «he can play 4 and 3, which gives us a lot of versatility for next season, because apart from being a good three-point shooter, he helps both defensive and offensive rebounding, and is capable to generate advantages for his speed when he faces people who are stronger and bigger than him, and on the inside when he faces smaller players, when he plays in outside positions, “added Mangas.