Accustomed to starring in a good number of MVPs and ideal quintets throughout his sports career, power forward Evan Yates attended this past Tuesday what was probably his bitterest success. Because his explosion on the Pazo court was not enough to contain the winning shot of a Real Murcia that sent his Ibereólica Ourense to the LEB Plata League.


There was one last game left to be played to be able to conclude the Regular League and in this, as has been happening throughout the year, one of its protagonists emerged with force towards the ideal quintet of the day.

Although on this occasion, its protagonist would have changed for sure and without hesitation, the individual award for global success since Evan Yates could not avoid with his game the defeat of Iberian Ourense over the horn at the hands of an inspired Real Murcia Basketball (77-78).

A match in which his 32 PIR goals were the main support for the team, but in which the 22 points (4/6 TL and 8/8 TC), 11 rebounds, 1 recovery and 6 fouls received starring the four from Ourense were not enough to achieve what would have been the team’s permanence in the category.

Anecdotal section:

He had signed three MVPs throughout his career in the LEB Oro League, all of them in the 2017/18 season and defending in each of them the shirt of a CB Clavijo with which he made a name in our country. But his love affair with the MVP had begun following the logical step of the FEB competitions with previous awards in the EBA League together with the INEC Queso Zamorano and in the LEB Plata League where he stood out with Sáenz Horeca Araberri. Perhaps that is why it may come as a little more surprise that the current campaign has not resulted in the conquest of any individual prize for an Evan Yates who, nevertheless, has continued to act as one of the most dominant fours in the competition.

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The quintet of the day in the LEB Oro:

He had a great meeting for his team, although on this occasion, his inclusion in the ideal quintet of the day does not suppose any joy for a Evan Yates (Iberian Ourense) who managed to displace with his performance a Mus Barro (Tizona Univ. Burgos) who had been the protagonist of his team’s victory two weeks ago.

A condition that will lead the Cincinnati four to share interior prominence with a Dean Smith (Destination Palencia) whose inertia could not be enough in a final stretch in which the Palencia players said goodbye to their Playoffs options for promotion.

Alec Wintering (Melilla Sport Capital) 38 val: 30 points (9/9 TL and 10/16 TC), 4 rebounds, 8 assists and 5 fouls received.
Shooting guard: Zach Monaghan (Leyma Coruña) 25 val: 10 points (4/4 TL and 2/4 T3), 3 rebounds, 8 assists, 3 recoveries and 7 fouls received.
Eaves: Devin Schmidt (Cáceres P. Humanidad) 29 val: 26 points (4/5 TL and 10/14 TC), 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 recovery, 1 block and 5 fouls received.
Power-Wing: Evan Yates (Iberian Ourense) 32 val: 22 points (4/6 TL and 8/8 TC), 11 rebounds, 1 recovery and 6 fouls received.
Pivot: Sean Smith (Destination Palencia) 32 val: 13 points (7/8 TL and 3/3 T2), 12 rebounds, 2 assists, 5 recoveries, 3 blocks and 5 fouls received

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