ANDl Lenovo Tenerife has reached a renewal agreement with Marcelinho Huertas, whose contract ended this summer, to extend his contract for two more seasons. The Brazilian international base will wear the aurinegra shirt until the end of the 2023-24 campaign.
The Canarian player confesses to being “very happy” to continue in the Tenerife team and acknowledges that “it has been a union that has gone very well for the last three years.” “I still believe in the project and in the team,” he says. “Most of the block follows. The team responds and competes.”
“Everything I have achieved continues to motivate me and challenge me to try to achieve more. We come every day with that illusion and with the ambition to continue fighting for as much as we can,” says Huertas.
Looking to the future, Marce declares that it will be important “to continue working as if we had not achieved anything. You cannot relax because you have achieved some goal or a great job for three years in a row, because that does not guarantee anything for the coming season” .
“When we come back after the summer, from our national teams,” he adds, “we have to come back with the greatest desire and knowing that in order to be in the situation we’ve been in these last few seasons, we have to keep working even harder. That should feed us to continue working with the same hunger in order to continue to succeed,” he says.
Huertas, who has accumulated three courses on the Island, has been an important part of the team’s recent successes, which since his arrival added a Basketball Champions League title, achieved this season, another Intercontinental Cup title, dating from 2020; a semi-final of the Endesa League, with a historic third place in between; two Copa del Rey semifinals; and many others from the Super Cup.
To date, Marcelinho has played a total of 159 official canarista matches in all competitions, becoming the team’s all-time top assistant, both in the Endesa League (684) and in FIBA ??Europe’s top continental competition (351). ). Along the way, Huertas has become the second highest assistant ever in the ACB (currently he has 2,535) and the second all-time in the #BCL (351).