The Asturian forward Saul White, whose ultimate goal is to join the team of his city, the Liberbank Oviedo, to the League ACB, announced this Monday his farewell to professional basketball after playing more than 6,000 minutes on the courts of the Spanish first division, playing in clubs such as Fuenlabrada, Unicaja, Tenerife or real Betis.
In an emotional act in which tears were able to him on more than one occasion and in which he recognized that although his heart asked him to continue and his head to try, White He stressed that it was the body “that has said enough.”
“25 years ago I was lucky enough to play a basketball game for the first time, 18 seasons have passed since I did it professionally and there have been many sacrifices, but also many joys. None of the decisions I have made has been as difficult as this one ”, commented the former player of the Circle
Gijon and of the disappeared Gijon
White, who is currently active in the Liberbank Oviedo, will leave professional basketball after the promotion playoffs to the ACB League in which his team is immersed and that will make him measure himself this coming Friday, May 21 at Leyma Coruña.
The sports career of the Oviedo will end before the summer, but it will do so after being a prophet in his land and also in national basketball, where he leaves a mark of 6,006 minutes in the League
ACB, with 8.1 points and 2.7 rebounds on average in the highest category.
“I had been considering my retirement for a long time, but they told me that I was still young. It is the injuries that I have suffered in my career that have led me to make the decision: age is not measured in the number of years you are, but in the number of sounds you make when you bend down ”, the Asturian joked excitedly.
Surrounded by his team, and also by colleagues and technicians from other stages of his career, he took the opportunity to show his gratitude to all those who have accompanied him along the way, especially his family and his agent. Hyginius, whom he considers “a sports father” after 18 years of professional relationship.