The Cuban Jasiel Rivero starred in a notable debut in the 2022-2023 season of the ACB League of professional basketball, in Spainby contributing 16 points to Valencia Basket’s victory over Real Betis, according to official media reports on the Island.
The Havana power forward also grabbed four rebounds during his team’s first success in the tournament, with a score of 83-78 in a match held at the San Pablo Athletics Club court in Seville, according to a report of the Cuban News Agency (ACN).
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According to the media, the top scorer of the duel was the American Chris Jones, with 17 points, and like Rivero he received a rating of 19, the highest given in the match. Also in double digits they appeared on the score sheet for winners Klemen Prepelic and Sam Van Rossom, both with 10 cards.
Accurate the ACN that in the case of the Cuban player, he signed six baskets from close range in eight attempts, for an excellent effectiveness of 75 percent; while he was successful in four of his six free throws, according to the official website www.acb.com.
For the rival team, Volodymyr Gerun and Amar Sylla stood out on offense, both with 11 units; while Georgios Tsalmpouris finished with 10. The visitors won the first half of the match with a score of 42-33, to then win 25-24 in the third period and lose 16-21 in the fourth quarter.
According to the collective statistics, Valencia Basket achieved a 48.3% effectiveness in shooting from the field, with 29 baskets in 60 attempts, higher than the 43.8% (28/64) of Real Betis.
Likewise, the Valencians were better in three-point shots with 40.0% (8/20) and in free throws with 77.3% (17/22); In addition to capturing 42 rebounds, his opponents only 29, underlines the information.
This is Jasiel Rivero’s fourth season at the highest level of professional basketball in Spain, where he arrived in 2018 after signing for San Pablo Brugos, with whom he was crowned twice in the European Champions League .
Since his arrival in the Iberian nation, he has played 86 ACB League games, averaging 10.6 points and 4.6 rebounds, according to the official statistics of the tournament.