PABLO ROMERO / COMMUNICATION AREA FEB
The End of the LF Endesa concludes in Würzburg and the Perfumeries Avenida begins to celebrate a more than worked league title with a hobby that sets the rhythm of the celebrations with a song. A party where Katie Lou Samuelson He was beginning to enjoy what he had achieved when one of those melodies sung by the stands awakens his attention:
– Katie: “Hey Maite, what does” what a boat Salamanca “mean?
– Maite: “It´s easy! When you win a title in Spain, you have to jump for your fans “
No sooner said than done! Because the youngest of the Samuelson sisters has been throughout the season the best possible example when it comes to explaining how a player can adapt to a city, a club and a competition.
All an attitude that received moments later the greatest of the individual recognitions with the announcement, through the public address of a Mvp that Katie shared again with her teammates in a group that was preparing to collect the title that was about to accredit the team as new league champion.
And, although in a scenario like that, the numbers tend to be the least, the Salamanca fans could not stop congratulating a player who had made their 13 points of valuation in the last meeting of the course, the most valuable of the season. One night in which he appeared in the hottest moments of the crash to annul the Valencia Basket via 11 points (1/2 TL and 4/11 TC), 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block and 3 received fouls ().
Thus, Samuelson culminated a Playoff Finals with stockings of 15.6 points and 5.3 rebounds throughout their three meetings and with which the North American put the finishing touch to a season that has ended in Salamanca with the titles of champions of the Spanish Super Cup and the Endesa Women’s League as well as a European runner-up in the Euroleague Women.
And all this with the shared desire of a whole city to be able to maintain the next course in the entity to one of the main stars of international basketball.
He came to the competition ready to break into the game of his team with force and that earned him the conquest of the MVP in a second day that marked his debut in the LF Endesa () and was the protagonist of exception of the first perfect lap of his team ( ). Some precedents that began to anticipate, and some months ago, the final great explosion of a Katie Lou Samuelson willing to close the course in the best possible way. A season that has ended for her as a member of the ideal quintero of the season ( ), as well as with the conquest of an MVP that was his third award of the course, this time, the most valuable of all.
The ideal quintet of the day:
The most decisive match of the year had arrived and, how could it be otherwise, the main offensive referents of the Salamanca team emerged on the floor to lead their team in a day with no margin for error. In this way, both Leo Rodríguez (Perfumerías Avenida) to the two, like Tiffany Hayes (Perfumerías Avenida) at three, they did everything they could to bring their team closer to victory. A work spiced up by the presence on both sides of the court of a Katie Lou Samuelson (Perfumerías Avenida) stelae throughout the course and infallible on D-day.
Although there was no lack during the third round of the final, the taronja resistance arrived from the two players most in the form of the team throughout the year, on the one hand Cristina Ouviña (Valencia Basket) who led the team with mastery and, on the other, a Celeste Trahan Davis (Valencia Basket) who put everything on his side from inside positions. Although, on this occasion, his inertia was not entirely sufficient to prevent the final from having a blue color.
Base: Cristina Ouviña (Valencia Basket) 18 val: 11 points (5/6 TC), 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 recoveries and 2 fouls received.
Shooting guard: Leo Rodríguez (Perfumerías Avenida) 15 val: 9 points (3/6 TC), 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 recoveries and 1 foul received.
Eaves: Tiffany Hayes (Perfumerías Avenida) 7 val: 7 points (3/10 TC), 1 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 recoveries and 3 received fouls.
Power-Wing: Katie Lou Samuelson (Perfumerías Avenida) 25 val: 11 points (1/2 TL and 4/11 TC), 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block and 3 received fouls.
Pivot: Celestre Trahan-Davis (Valencia Basket) 14 val: 12 points (2/3 TL and 5/6 T2), 5 rebounds, 1 assist and 3 fouls received.
Season statistics – Katie Lou Samuelson:
Played games: 38
Minutes: 26.31 pp
Points: 15.4 pp
Rebounds: 4.8 pp
Assists: 1.4 pp
Recoveries: 1.3 pp
Caps: 0.2 pp
Fouls received: 2.6 pp
Rating: 16.6 pp
Sports career – Katie Lou Samuelson:
Training: Mater Dei High School (USA)
2015/19: Connecticut University (WNCAA – USA)
2019/20: Flammes Carolo (Italy)
2019/20: Chicago Sky (WNBA-USA)
2019/20: Dallas Wings (WNBA-USA)
2020/21: Perfumerías Avenida (LF Endesa)