The friendly meeting between Joventut and the Valencia Basket disputed this Friday in Salou (Tarragona) has served for the reappearance of Shawn dawson after a long absence due to two very serious injuries. The American forward with an Israeli passport suffered a torn ACL in one knee in January 2019 and ten months later, in October, he ruptured his Achilles tendon on the day of his reappearance. Total Dawson has put an end this Friday to twenty months of crossing the desert, yes, always very well cared for by a Joventut that he even renewed the contract knowing that he would not be able to count on him for a very long period.
The good news does not come alone and the duel against Valencia has also brought another comeback in the green-black ranks, that of the Swedish pivot Simon Birgander, who could only play three games last season due to problems in his left knee.
He has not been able to celebrate many more things Penya, which has found that it will take time to engage these two returning injured and their four new faces this summer, Pau ribas, Before Tomic, Ferran bassas and Vladimir Brodziansky. He Valencia, who has been reinforced with very interesting players, used all his might to take control of the game in the second quarter, reach the break with a comfortable advantage (41-53) and sentence the crash in the second half. in which it reached differences of around twenty points (43-62). In the end the “taronja” prevailed by 82-94.
In today’s other preseason match the San Pablo Burgos has surpassed TD Systems Baskonia by 82-71. The Castilians have dominated practically at all times thanks to their triple success, with Rivero (14) and Benite (12) as most prominent. For the Vitoria team, the Lithuanian forward has excelled Rokas Giedraitis (twenty).