Madrid, May 4 (EFE) .- The Dominican pivot of Movistar Estudiantes Ángel Delgado has been named the most valuable player (MVP Movistar) of the month of April in the Spanish Endesa League, thanks to his 16.8 points and 11.3 rebounds this month, which allowed him to add 24 average PIR points in April.
Delgado has signed five ‘double-doubles’ of points and rebounds this month: 19 and 12 against Lenovo Tenerife, 10 and 15 against TD Systems Baskonia, 19 and 12 against Coosur Betis, 18 and 16 against Baxi Manresa and 30 and 12 against Urbas Fuenlabrada.
These latest records in the Madrid derby last Friday placed him in a privileged club, only five players reached 30 points and 10 rebounds in the same game in the last decade: Georgian Tornike Shengelia, American Justin Hamilton, Greek Ioannis Bourousis , the Mexican Gustavo Ayón y Delgado. In the Estudiantes no player had achieved similar figures since 2006, when the American Will McDonald obtained them.
However, the impressive performance of Delgado in the last month has not borne fruit in victories for his team, a Movistar Estudiantes that accumulates seven consecutive defeats and with nine wins is the third to last, with two victories ahead of the two teams that mark the relegation. : Retabet Bilbao and Acunsa GBC.
The data show the great evolution of the center of Bajos de Haina (Dominican Republic) since his arrival in Spanish basketball, in which his average for the entire season is 7.9 points and 7.6 rebounds, and that he was already coming off a good month of March, when he equaled the best historical record of his club by capturing 20 rebounds against Casademont Zaragoza.
“When you go to the NBA or the G-League, the game changes, you have much more space on the court and you become a very individual player. It took me a little to get used to the game here, and I liked it a lot, because it is played very organized and very disciplined, I think that is good in a player’s career, “the Dominican player explained to EFE in an interview, in which he said that the Endesa League is” one of the best in the world “and where he wants to” beat Records”.
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