Joventut: a derby with clear references
The Badalonians have Ante Tomic, the fifth most valued player in the Liga Endesa in a match in which Pedro Martínez and Salva Camps will play close to home
Bàsquet Manresa has won 26 of the 86 games against Joventut de Badalona. The last triumph of the Bages team occurred on April 9, 2022 at Nou Congost (95-91), in a match that they dominated from the start.
The team led by Carles Duran has a clear reference: Ante Tomic. The center is the fifth most valued player in the Endesa League, with 18.3 credits on average, the one who scores the most two-pointers, with 5.6, and the fourth most fouled player, with 4.2. Another outstanding man for the green-and-blacks is Joel Parra, the third player who plays the most minutes, with 28, and also the third player who captures the most defensive rebounds, with 4.8. Finally, Guillem Vives is the second with most fouls commited, with 3.1.
As for the team statistics, the team from Badalona is third in rebounds, with 37.06, fourth in defensive rebounds, with 26.11, leader in two-point shots made, with 22.67, fifth in two-point shooting percentage , with 54.99%, and second in free throw percentage, with 78.85%.
Other interesting facts
-Pedro Martínez led the Badalonians in two stages. The first was from 1986 to 1990: in the first three years he trained the junior team, with three titles in the Spanish championship of the category, and in the last he was assistant to Herb Brown, whom he relieved on March 6 of 1990. That year, the then Ram Joventut won the Korac Cup. The second was the 1994-95 season, already as head coach, but on January 5, 1995, he was replaced by Miquel Nolis after 22 games.
-Salva Camps was assistant coach of Joventut between 2015 and 2017.
-Dani Pérez played his best game in the Endesa League against Saturday's opponent. On April 20, 2019, when he was playing for Delteco GBC, he finished with 27 points and 36 rating credits.
-Guillem Jou set his record for steals against the Badalonians, with 4, on December 12, 2020.