Contaba Chus Mateo after the third game of the semi-final against Bitci Baskonia that Juan Núñez had just arrived at the match because that same day he had taken the EvAU exam, the old Selectividad. She had just turned 18 a few days ago. On the track, he had a great test in the first match of the Endesa League final. Against Barça and at the Palau. Almost nothing. She approved it with flying colors.

The youth squad appeared in the first Real Madrid rotation and had a remarkable performance beyond the numbers: three points (1/2 on 2’s and 1/2 on free throws), two rebounds, one assist, one steal, two turnovers and three PIR. On top of the statistics, he had criterion in the direction, was intense in defense putting hands and touching balls, helped the rebound and he drew passes of those that only those who have a lot of basketball in their heads see. He played just under eight minutes, but in that time Madrid won by 13 points.

also left signs of maturity not only in the game. In the second half, when Barcelona threatened to react, Walter Tavares he committed a personal foul and began to protest. Knowing how hot the center is, Núñez was the first to come to calm him down and keep him away from the referees so that the matter would not go further and end up receiving a technique.

Minutes before the absence of bases

The young point guard has played more recently due to the absence of game directors in the white ranks. In the three games of the semifinal against Baskonia he added more than 30 minutes on court. With its own mistakes of youth and of those who understand basketball from creativity, those meetings were drills for the EvAU of the Palau. The first exam has passed. This Wednesday has another.