Aday Mara, the Spanish unicorn
Kevin Durant, in 2016, used the next phrases to outline Kristaps Porzingis: “He makes the correct selections, he defends, he’s a 7-foot (2.13 m) participant who can shoot from many positions, together with three. That is bizarre. And he can plug… it is like a unicorn on this League”. A unicorn, a mythological creature of maximum magnificence and very troublesome to search out. Within the NBA now we have seen many and really diverse, from the Latvian heart himself to Giannis Antetokounmpo passing by means of Lauri Markkanen and Chet Holmgren, and ready for essentially the most particular of the entire herd: Victor Wembanyama. A choose group known as from Spain by Aday Mara (Zaragoza, April 7, 2005).
The Casademont Zaragoza heart made an impressive look within the U-17 World Cup this summer season on the Costa del Sol. His 220 centimeters mixed along with his capability to intimidate facilities rivals within the space, his capability along with his again to the basket, his hand for the center distance and his intelligence for the go had been key for Spain to hold up the silver medal after dropping in a improbable last towards america, the good ogre of the class. “He’s a participant with very particular traits. No matter the truth that he has a really exuberant physique and that he’s not often seen, I might spotlight his capability to go and skim basketball. Clearly additionally his coordination, his contact, which may open the sector…”, describes Javi Zamora, U-17 coach, about his pupil whom he coached within the intercontinental event. The participant averaged 12.6 factors, 5 rebounds and 1.9 blocks for a PIR of 16.4.
The coach (Madrid, 1984), present coach of Hestia Menorca and one of many nice coaching academics in Spain, additionally highlights the “aggressive character” of this 2nd yr Baccalaureate scholar who has sport in his genes… and his peak: his father, Javi Mara, performed within the ACB along with his 2.01 meters within the CAI between 1986 and 1988, and his mom, Geli Gómez, was a Spanish volleyball worldwide along with his 190 centimeters. “He’s a man who actually enjoys what he does. and in occasions of aggressive stress, in occasions when he faces adversity… he’s with a smile, understanding what is going on and with a maturity troublesome to see for his age”, he continues a few “humble, very regular and considerably extroverted” boy who leads each on and off the court docket.
Season with Casademont Zaragoza
Mara has already had her baptism of fireplace with the higher from Casademont Zaragoza final yr in matchday 6 of the FIBA Eurocup towards Reggio Emilia. However, his debut within the Endesa League didn’t come till this season, towards Cazoo Baskonia, on October 16. He had 8 factors (1 of 1 from the triple) and 4 rebounds for a PIR of 10. The Vitorians had been adopted by Carplus Fuenlabrada and Joventut. This afternoon, one other alternative towards Actual Madrid (18:30, #Vamos). And the affirmation by Porfi Fisac, his new coach to interchange Martin Schiller, that he can be a part of the primary workforce along with Lucas Langarita, his teammate within the U-17s and a basic a part of a technology, that of 2005, that of the 2, Izan Almansa, Hugo González… “particular because of a really highly effective bodily presence that’s troublesome to come back collectively in a generational group” and “an important aggressive character and private high quality”, in keeping with Session. Within the FEB they take a look at it the identical, with confidence, as the tip of the desert (with the oasis of the Eurobasket), as Scariolo says, who’s at present operating the Absolute.
Mara’s profession has solely simply begun, however her future seems to be vibrant. The roof of him, an unknown. “Every course of, every path is completely different and every participant wants peace of thoughts to see what their ceiling is, however Aday has some very particular qualities: because of his peak, his coordination, his skills, it is rather troublesome to discover a physique like that”, continues the coach from Madrid. , who asks to not press and be affected person with the younger pivot. “Time will inform what his ceiling is, however due to his character, his training, his humility and his approach of working will probably be excessive and, a minimum of, on this technology he’s known as to be the most effective”.