The 2021/22 National League entered the definition zone. This Saturday the semifinals begin with the duels Instituto de Córdoba-San Martín de Corrientes and Quimsa de Santiago del Estero-Boca. But before the winners of the individual awards were known and the one that swept away was the American Eric Andersonpower forward from Quimsa, who took the award for MVP of the season, elected with 72.7% of the votes, and at best foreignerwith 77.2%.
The 29-year-old player, who returned to La Liga after a stint at Obras, averages 15.3 points and 9 rebounds per night and was the offensive leader of the people from Santiago, who were one of the main entertainers in the regular phase.
Nicolás Romano, pivot wing of the Institute of Córdoba, was chosen as the Best National, gathering 54.5% of the adhesions.
The 34-year-old from Junin, who was champion with San Lorenzo last season and MVP of the last Super 20, has 14 points and an average of 7.2 rebounds and even had the pleasure of being called up again for the Argentine National Team.
Finally, Franco Baralle, Quimsa base, gathered 68.2% of the votes to be chosen as the “most outstanding U23”. The young Cordovan, who is also taken into account in the national team, currently averages 13.3 points and 2.5 assists per game.
Bruno Sansimoni, from Boca, took the prize to best progress and Joaquín Valinotti, from Peñarol, took the one from Sixth Man. In addition, Andrés Jaime, from Unión de Santa Fe, was chosen as the Revelation.
There was a tie in the category Best Trainersince Sebastián González, from Quimsa, and Leandro Ramella, from Peñarol, shared the award, both gathering 27.3% of the votes.
Finally, Fabricio Vito, who in 2021 announced his retirement from the international arena, was chosen as the Best Referee for the fifth consecutive season.
The Ideal Quintet? Franco Baralle (Quimsa), Melvin Johnson (OTC), Sebastián Vega (Gymnastics), Nicolás Romano (Institute) and Eric Anderson (Quimsa).
The public, through the vote made from Twitter and Instagram, was in charge of choosing the Best Dump and the honor went to the American Brandon Moss, from Hispano Americano, for his acrobatic action against La Unión de Formosa.
The ceremony was held live with broadcast on Twitch, from the official channel of the Argentine Basketball, with the leadership of Elías Mauro, Lucas Flossi and Pedro Pérez Disalvo. The voting of the winners was in the hands of journalists from the main sports media and specialized sites.