Five Spanish internationals, led by Pau Gasol and Alba Torrens, appear in several Top of the report made by FIBA on the trends of the game in recent years. The analysis is based on the most recent FIBA ??global championships in absolute categories, U19 and U17, male and female.
Pau Gasol: was the leader in efficiency (23.1) and signed the fourth best average of points per game (19.5) in the 2016 Olympic Games. Pau played a total of 223 minutes in 8 games, with a total record of 156 points, 71 rebounds, 18 assists and 15 blocks. It was his fourth Olympic Games and Spain won the bronze medal.
Alba Torrens: she signed the fourth best scoring average (16.4) at the 2016 Olympic Games. She was the Spanish player who spent the most minutes on the court (241) and registered a total of 131 points, 46 rebounds and 25 assists. The leader of the Spanish Olympic runner-up.
Astou Ndour: the sixth best efficiency index (18.0) in the 2016 Olympic Games. He was involved in 221 minutes in 8 games, signing a total of 106 points, 66 rebounds and 17 blocks. It was also decisive in the conquest of the silver medal.
Raquel Carrera: the sixth best average of points per game (14.1) and the seventh best efficiency index (15.0) in the 2018 U17 World Cup. She was the player who played the most minutes (198 in 7 games) and registered in total 99 points, 53 rebounds, 9 assists and 19 balls recovered. Spain finished the championship in eighth position.
Lola Pendande: in the Top of the efficiency index (14.4) in the U19 World Cup 2019. He played 167 minutes in 7 games and added a total of 83 points, 58 rebounds, 11 assists and 7 blocks. Spain took the bronze.
These are some of the global trends highlights in the report:
More 3-point shots. The attempt at triple throws has increased, both in the senior category and in training championships. The tournament with the most attempts was the women’s at the 2016 Olympic Games.
Highest scoring hit. The percentage of success in field goals – 2 and 3 points – has increased in the absolute category championships. In the 2019 Men’s World Cup it was 50.9%, the same as in the NBA playoffs.
More outside annotation. Perimeter players score more points than before. In the 2019 Women’s World Cup it was 17% more than in 2010; and in the male, 11%.
Most matches tied in the CM. The percentage of matches decided by 6 or less points of difference in the last men’s World Cup was 34.9%, and the number of matches decided by 14 points or more decreased.