This is María Bettencourt (31 years old, 1’72m), a Portuguese guard/shooting guard who joins Hozono Global Jairis from Casademont Zaragoza.

She is a proven player, with several years of experience in the Spanish League and respected by rivals and teammates. She knows the Endesa Women’s League, she has a good vision of the game, she is an intelligent point guard, she has a good three-point shot and one of the best perimeter defenders in the league.

Bettencourt was trained in the lower categories of CAB Madeira, a Portuguese club with which he competed until 2014 in the first division, a team in which he became the reference and in his last season he recorded 17.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3. 7 assists.

In her first stage in Spain, she made her debut in Liga Femenina 2, in the 2014-15 season, with CREF Hola, in which she finished with an average rating of 11.4 points, records that increased in the final phase (21) and It became a vital part of the rise of the Madrid women who returned to the Women’s League 35 years later.

After two seasons in the Madrid team, he joined Valencia Basket with which he repeated history with which he achieved a new promotion in the Women’s League 2.

From Valencia he went to Ciudad de la Laguna Tenerife helping the Tenerife to qualify for the Copa de la Reina and the qualifying rounds for the title and from there to Casademont Zaragoza.

For Lucas Fernández, “she is a player who can help us in several positions, but, above all, we highly value her determination in the game, personality and ability to work for the team. She is a player who never gives up and she is always ambitious to see what she can do to improve the team and her teammates. She is an important signing and we are grateful that she has trusted the Hozono Global Jairis project for this season ».

From the club we welcome María to Alcantarilla. We are sure that she will bring her quality, experience and personality both on the court and in the locker room. We are looking forward to seeing her in action at Fausto Vicent.