Palmer Alma Mediterránea Palma continues to design the squad with which it will compete for the eighth season in the LEB Oro. The coaching staff of the Mallorcan team continues to search for young talents who can grow on the island and, in this sense, the club has Joel Kanyinda Tsilumbu, a power forward born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on January 1, 2001 and 2.04 meters high, who arrives from the Ponferrada CDP Clinic of LEB Plata, closed the incorporation for this season.
Joel has been working all summer together with the technical managers of Palmer Alma Mediterránea Palma who, in this way, have been able to better know a player who stands out for his physique and for his good work on the rebound. Joel will share a position at Palmer Alma Mediterránea Palma with Kostas Kostadinov.
Arrived in Ponferrada in 2017 when he was still a junior player, the Congolese player alternated between the junior team and the EBA team of the City of Ponferrada. Already in the 2019-20 season he began to participate with some regularity in the first team, playing in the LEB Plata a total of 12 games in which he averaged an average of 16.39 minutes per game scoring 6.3 points, capturing 4.3 rebounds and distributing 0.3 assists per game, thus adapting to the new category, brilliantly achieved by the Ponferrada team. Coinciding with the former Palmer Mediterranean Soul Palma Sean Mcdonnell, Kanyinda took another step forward this past season becoming one of the most important players of the Blue and White team playing a total of 28 games, 24 in the regular league and four in the qualifying rounds of ascent. During those meetings he played an average of 15.45 minutes per game scoring 4.2 points, grabbing 4.5 rebounds and giving 0.2 assists per game.
“He is a player with a very great athletic capacity and with an ideal physique to play 3 or 4 due to his versatility”, says Álex Pérez, coach of Palmer Alma Mediterránea Palma, who points out that Kanyinda will help “a lot on the rebound” Palmesan team. “We are working with him to help him improve technically individually. We want him to give us a lot of energy and a lot of speed in the game and physically so that he is an intimidating player in the rebound and defense. We believe that his technical growth will be important because due to his physique and his versatility he can help us a lot in our game ”, Pérez concludes.