Tenerife-Burgos: a debut against the Huertas-Shermadini couple

San Pablo Burgos has sneaked into its first Copa del Rey, but almost did so as a seeded player. The Iberostar Tenerife has established itself among the greats.


San Pablo Burgos debuts in the Cup in his fourth season in the Spanish basketball elite and does so against Iberostar Tenerife, which is performing at a high level and rubbing shoulders with the greats. Fitipaldo is measured with his exes and Kravic played one of his best games of the course against Shermadini.

Iberostar Tenerife

The Iberostar has earned a hard time being considered the revelation team of the Endesa League. In Tenerife things are being done very well and he has gotten used to rubbing shoulders with the Euroleague teams. The pieces have fitted well into a team led by Txus Vidorreta, the one who knows Marcelinho best. Tyler Cavanaugh, Bruno Fitipaldo and Aaron Doornekamp have raised the bar for a team that wants to surprise in Madrid. For now, their ceiling is the semifinals.

The best of Iberostar Tenerife

In 2019 Iberostar experienced a real revolution and changed the entire team (the veteran was Gielo, who had played only one match), but it turned out well. Marcelinho and Shermadini may be one of the couples that best understand each other in the entire Endesa League and the Georgian is making merits to be the MVP of the season. The team that scores the most this season (88.32) and one of the best in shooting three.

The worst of Iberostar Tenerife

A squad somewhat shorter than that of other teams and that depends a lot on the connection of its bases (Marcelinho and Fitipaldo) with Shermadini. If the Georgian is well guarded, Iberostar has a harder time finding other options. Santi Yusta has just returned: the Galician underwent surgery in February and had not played for almost ten months. The big boys are choking him: he has lost against Barça, Madrid and Baskonia this season.

Hereda San Pablo Burgos

The illusion in this Cup is put by Hereda San Pablo Burgos, which opens in the competition. The Castilian-Leon team trusted Joan Peñarroya in 2019 and it has turned out well. In his fourth year in the elite, he has released his record (he won the Champions League in early October) and was about to get among the seeds in this tournament. A team without big names, but that has been greased to perfection.

The best of Hereda San Pablo

They arrive at the Cup without any pressure and with the memory of the final phase in Valencia (they got into the semifinals) still fresh. Omar Cook is one of the best passers in the Endesa League and Burgos boasts good shooters (McFadden, Renfroe ...) and warriors, with Jasiel Rivero and Vitor Benite at the helm.

The worst of the Hereda San Pablo

He has never been to the Copa del Rey and inexperience in this tournament is usually paid. It depends a lot on your outside shot (the teams that shoot the most three), so part of your options will be in how your outside is raised. His inner game is somewhat short, even more so after the departure of Huskic and the arrival of Salash, in full adaptation.

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