And Lenovo arrives with a desire for revenge after falling last week by a very tight 68-70 thanks to an excellent reaction from the Claretian team in the last quarter -partial 11-18- and especially from AJ Slaughter, protagonist of the four last attack actions to give the victory to the yellow squad.
Although the aurinegro team pressed until the last second, having a triple final by Aaron Doornekamp to leave the victory in the Santa Cruz pavilion, he left signs that despite being a friendly match, the rivalry of a derby is always evident. Although nobody lives in it, twenty days after the start of the Endesa League and eleven of the aurinegro team with the dispute of the Super Cup at the Santiago Martín de La Laguna, the tension for the victory was palpable last week in the capital Tenerife.
The match will be played in the Sala Club del Arena and can be seen on the Granca YouTube channel (12:45 p.m.)
Predictably, the tests will return by Porfi Fisac’s strategy to face the match as he did last Thursday, when he dared to combine two pivots at the same time on the floor, he gave Dylan Ennis command stripes even though there was a point guard like Javi López by his side or was giving way to Ilimane Diop in the functions of power forward, a position to which he will have to get used this season to give specialist John Shurna rest.
Just yesterday, in a video published by the club, the Spanish-Senegalese interior could be seen chatting with the second coach of the island team, Stephane Dumas, in what could be a conversation about how Ili should act on the track and the automatisms to perform.
Not only will it be a test day, but there will also be the possibility for Andrew Albicy to join the group and play his first minutes of the preseason and thus the Segovian coach will specify the external rotation regarding the decisions of who is the conductor. with so many options: Dylan Ennis, Chris Kramer, AJ Slaughter, Javi López and the French guard himself.
Likewise, the question remains as to whether Fisac will return to throw a youth squad as he did in Santa Cruz on Thursday, giving minutes to Adrián Del Cerro and keeping Miguel Serano on the bench, since in case he has his twelve players from the first available squad with Albicy dressed in short, there would be no room for the participation of the youth team players.
On the part of the Tenerife team, who will not be able to count on the direction of Txus Vidorreta when he is in Geneva to participate in the refereeing meeting of the Basketball Champions League, so Marcos Justo will have to replace him, he can also make use of Kyle Wiltjer, just landed last Thursday in Tenerife but already ready for the preseason. In which Alberto Cabrera will no longer be definitively, who packed his bags to go to Zornotza de LEB Plata, where he will play on loan.