The Puerto Rican JJ Barea recognized after his debut in Spanish basketball with the Movistar Students that, after “a long time” without playing a game, he felt “somewhat strange” both mentally and physically, although it seemed a very interesting experience from which he learned “a lot” and is convinced that it will serve him well for the future.
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“It was an interesting first game for me. I learned a lot today, I hadn’t played basketball for a long time and I felt kind of weird mentally and physically, although I’m very happy with my team, with the boys and with the leaders,” explained the former champion. in the NBA after losing to Casademont Zaragoza 79-73.
He recalled that Estudiantes had not played for more than a month and that some colleagues have just overcome covid-19, so they are in a “difficult” situation but are sure that they will fly back. “I know that we are going to improve, that I am going to improve and we want to play better, we are going to continue working for that,” added the Puerto Rican.
From his rival this Wednesday, Casademont Zaragoza, coached by Argentine Sergio Hernández, pointed out that he arrived “well prepared” and knew how to play “hard and well”, so he took the victory despite the fact that the Madrid team “fought until the end “, a detail for which he was” very happy “and optimistic for the future.
The veteran game director was on the court in his debut in the Endesa League for more than 24 minutes in which he contributed fourteen points.