Ramella, Sansimoni and Valinotti, among the best in the League « Diario La Capital de Mar del Plata

As usual at each end of the season, the press department of the Association of Clubs (AdC) promotes among specialized journalists the vote of the most outstanding (players, coaches and referees) of the contest.

The award ceremony took place this Friday night, for the first time with a live broadcast through the Twitch platform.

The two guards from Peñarol, Bruno Sansimoni and Joaquín Valinotti, were chosen as the “player with the greatest progress” and the “best sixth man”respectively. And the coach shared the award for the best of the season with Sebastián González, the driver of number one in the regular phase, Quimsa from Santiago del Estero. What a recognition for the hard-working Mar del Plata coach trained in Kimberley.

Both received 27.3% of the votes and shared the award. Third distinction of this type for the Cordovan (he had already won it in 2018 and 2020), and first for Ramella in the top division, in recognition of having been the technical director of one of the revelation teams of the 2021/22 season.

The MVP (Most Valuable Player) remained in the possession of the American pivot Eric Anderson (Quimsa), owner of 72.7% of the votes. The 29-year-old foreigner from the Santiago team also swept the award for “best foreign player”, with 77.2%. His averages are 15.3 points and 9.0 rebounds.

Nicolás Romano from Junin (Institute) was chosen as “best national player”, with 54.5% of the votes. At 34 years old, the former Quilmes registers 14.0 points and 7.2 rebounds on average.

Another member of Quimsa, Cordoba base Franco Baralle took the award as “U23 highlights”, with 68.2%. Baralle, reliever in his team, averages 13.3 points and 2.5 assists.

Bruno Sansimoni was recognized for his progress during the current Peñarol campaign.

Sansimoni, from Olavarri the prize was awarded to “further progress” with 22.0% of the votes. At 26 years old, he showed maturity, clarity to choose when to shoot and when to pass, he showed off with his 10.6 points and 4.7 assists per game.

Joaquín Valinotti provided multiple solutions as a relay and was chosen as the best sixth man.

Joaquín Valinotti provided multiple solutions as a relay and was chosen as the best sixth man.

While, the Santa Fe Valinottias the relief point guard with other characteristics, was also recognized in his role as “best sixth man”, after receiving 27.3% of the votes. At 23, he added goals to his defensive skills and also made his teammates play, averaging 10.3 points and 3.3 assists.

An overwhelming number of votes fell on Union de Santa Fe point guard Andres Jaime (22 years old), more than enough to establish himself as the “revelation” of the contest. He contributed a bit of everything for the “tatengue”, who managed to save themselves from relegation in electrifying fashion after reversing a 0-2 loss in the Permanencia play-off against Hispano Americano (relegated). With 9.9 points, 3.6 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game, he plans to continue growing.

Finally, the referee Fabrizio Vito was chosen as “best referee” with an important record of votes: 72.7%, the fifth time in a row that he has won.

the dream team

It is also normal to choose the “ideal quintet”. In this case, the preferences were somewhat more distributed, except in the pivot position. The formation was as follows:

Base: Franco Baralle (Quimsa, 36.4%)
Shooting guard: Melvin Johnson (Oberá Tennis Club, 50%)
Eaves: Sebastián Vega (Commodore Gymnastics, 45.5%)
Power forward: Nicholas Romano (Institute, 68.2%)
Pivot: Eric Anderson (Quimsa, 95.4%).


Institute of Córdoba and San Martín de Corrientes will start this Saturday, from 20, the play-off between the two for the semifinals of the National Basketball League.

The series is scheduled for the best of five games, and will open at the “Angel Sandrin” stadium, owned by the “rojiblanco” team. It will televise the DirecTV cable signal live.

Instituto defeated Regatas Corrientes 3-1 in the quarterfinals, while the “rojinegros” also beat Gimnasia y Esgrima de Comodoro Rivadavia 3-1.

the other semifinal it will start this Sundayfrom 9:00 p.m., with the crossing between Quimsa of Santiago del Estero (swept Oberá Tennis Club, 3-0) and Boca Juniors (eliminated Peñarol, 3 to 1).

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