COn recently turned 19, Usman Garuba reached this Tuesday in Santiago de Compostela against Monbus Obradoiro the 100 official matches with Real Madrid: 52 in the Endesa League, 44 in the Euroleague, two in the Copa del Rey and as many in the Super Cup. He celebrated his anniversary with a great performance: 12 points, eight rebounds and a PIR of 20.
At the conclusion of the match, he was congratulated by Pablo Laso, who praised his short but productive career: “Everything has already been said with that figure. We are talking about a 19-year-old boy who plays regularly for Real Madrid. He played a great game. And perhaps he has looked more for the points, but we always consider that he works a lot. He is one of those players who has a lot of room for growth. He has been very aggressive in the actions near the basket. In that he is improving over time. Sometimes he makes mistakes for his inexperience, but he is only 19 years old. “
Garuba could not hide his joy at reaching a hundred games for Madrid. “It seems that it was yesterday the day I made my debut. I am very happy, speechless, and grateful to the team for achieving these 100 games,” he said before referring to his relationship with Laso: “He always asks me for intensity, to give one hundred percent and be focused, beyond making or missing shots “.
Garuba is one of the youngest players to make his Madrid debut. He did it on October 28, 2018 with only 16 years old. Later he became the youngest Real Madrid player to start a game at the age of 17 years and six months and he is also the earliest player in the history of the Endesa League to achieve a double-double: 13 points and 10 rebounds against UCAM. Murcia. In addition, he is the player who has needed the fewest matches to reach the double valuation digits, since he did so in his second match with the white jersey and the youngest to put three blocks in the ACB, something he did when he was 16 years old.
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