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ACB Liga Endesa: Aday María, the 2.20 m. Spanish unicorn, knocks down the door at 17 years old: debuts in the ACB making history

Candidate Marathe great unicorn of Spanish basketball with its 2.20 m. Tallbig debut in the Endesa League con 17 years, 6 months and 9 days demonstrating its enormous potential in the defeat of his Casademont Zaragoza 83-97 against Cazoo Baskonia.

The promising Pvot Mao, who amazed the NBA scouts in the last U17 World Cup, signed 8 points (2 of 3 in shots of 2 (there were two dunks), 1 of 2 free throws and 1 of 1 in triples), 4 rebounds and 1 assist in 19 minutes.

“Aday María has had a very notable impact in attack due to his ability to play the pick and roll above the rim. Since he can do many things from receiving the ball near the rim, he has helped us a lot in this aspect. As a 17-year-old boy years has had a very good debut”, analyzed Martin Schillercoach of Casademont Zaragoza, about Aday Mara’s debut in the Liga Endesa.

Aday Mara has had a notable impact in attack due to his ability to play the pick and roll above the rim

Martin Schiller

“It wasn’t about it being the Aday Maria show either, it was about producing in a position where we were having problems,” said the Austrian coach.

It wasn’t about it being the Aday Maria show either, it was about producing in a position where we were having problems.

Martin Schiller

The ACB highlights that “never before has a Spanish ‘seven feet’, equivalent to about 2.13m, had made his debut in the top Spanish division at such a young age”.

This was the debut of Aday Mara in the Endesa League at the age of 17 with Casademont Zaragoza

Who is Aday Maria? The Spanish pvot of 17 years and 2.20 m. that impresses even the NBA

Aday Mara was born on April 7, 2005 in Zaragoza. He is the son of the basketball player Francisco Javier Mara (played five games in ACB with Basket Zaragoza between 1986 and 1988) and of the volleyball player Geli Gmez.

Nacho Duque public in MARCA.com what Aday María started out as a soccer goalkeeper, but at the age of eight, she was already 1.67 meters tall. and decided to make the leap to the sport of the basket.

The young Spanish talent began playing basketball at Basket Lupus, until he made the leap to the Casademont Zaragoza academy.

In his training process he has played in Club Baloncesto El Olivar (EBA League) and Levitec Huesca (LEB Gold).

With Casademont Zaragoza he debuted on November 17, 2021 in a match of the group phase of the Fiba Europe Cup.

The brutal sequence of Aday Mara: the Spanish Sub17 of 2.20 against USA…

Jonathan Givonyfounder of DraftExpressdefined Aday Mara after seeing him live at the U17 World Cup as “exceptionally skilled for a player of his age, he made outstanding passes from the mid and low post, and from the perimeter. The high level of skill he shows can make him a serious NBA prospect as his career progresses.

This is how Aday Mara plays, the pearl of Spanish basketball

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