After his recent exhibitions such as the Palau Blaugrana or before the Joventut, Usman Garuba has been crowned as the Best Young of the Endesa League 2020-21. Garuba has obtained the highest score from fans, journalists and players, and the second among coaches. It happens like this to your partner Carlos Alocen, winner of the two previous editions (Garuba was second in the vote last season).
The one from Azuqueca de Henares has been the best among the candidates for the award, all the players of the Endesa League born in 1999 or later. They have followed him in the vote Dino radoncic (Acunsa GBC) and Yannick Nzosa (Unicaja).
Garuba averaging 5.7 points, 5.2 rebounds and 8.3 PIR per game and has gotten bigger and bigger as the season has passed. With that maturity, self-confidence and physique, you can forget your age. The leader provides defense, intangibles, rebound … And an increasingly constant presence in attack.
Lead the Best Young Quintet
Garuba is accompanied in the Best Young Quintet by his partner Carlos Alocen (Real Madrid), the Argentine Leandro bolmaro (Barça), the Montenegrin Dino radoncic (Acunsa GBC) and the Congolese Yannick Nzosa (UNicaja)
Carlos Alocen (Real Madrid)
The Best Youngster of the last two seasons repeats in the ideal quintet (third nomination) for his work at the helm of the leader, where he averages 4.4 points, 2 assists and 1.7 rebounds. Alocen, 20, has been the base most chosen by the four groups.
Leandro Bolmaro (Barça)
A resource of maximum guarantees for the second classified in the Endesa League, either as guard or point guard: averages of 5.8 points, 1.7 assists and 6.7 valuation. He leads the KIA Most Spectacular Player trophy and has delivered several impressive performances along the way.
Dino Radoncic (Acunsa GBC)
One of the biggest steps forward this season in the Endesa League. The Montenegrin is the reference of the combative Acunsa GBC, where he plays on loan from Casademont Zaragoza. His averages of 11.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and a PIR of 13.6 place him among the most outstanding in the competition, regardless of age.
Usman Garuba (Real Madrid)
Emerging force at the end of the season of the leader of the Endesa League, with 5.7 points, 5.2 rebounds and an average PIR of 8.3. Energy without complexes and great games on the retina like that of the Palau Blaugrana against Barça (decisive with 11 points and 5 rebounds). The young pivot most chosen by the four groups.
Yannick Nzosa (Unicaja)
Absolute sensation since its premiere, with a perfect match at 16 in Andorra. It slowly raises its buffers and can boast an impressive 64.7% on the throw. No one at his age (17 years) put so many blocks in the history of the Endesa League.