Usman Garuba continues to make way for the Golden State Warriors with a tremendous performance with its affiliate of the G-League. The Madrid interior maintained its excellent level in the training division of the NBA with a great defensive game that contributed to the second victory of Santa Cruz on consecutive nights against the Ignite (101-125). The 21-year-old Spanish international signed 12 points, 16 rebounds, 3 assists, a steal and 3 blocks (5-8 TC) in a new Hispanic duel against Izan Almansa, who had a more modest role in the local defeat.
The great moment of the match was played by Garuba when he placed a spectacular hat in a defensive transition that avoided the easy basket Admon Gilder on the contrary for the rival. The play was celebrated on all G-League social networks and resonated all the way to Spanish lands thanks to the official NBA account in Spain.
Garuba averages 10.3 points, 9.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 2 blocks in his second stage in the G-League, where he already stood out during the 2021-2022 season as a member of the Houston Rockets affiliate.
Almansa, for his part, finished the match with 8 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists and a block in 32 minutes of play (3-8 TC) and continued to demonstrate timid growth in his new experience heading to the NBA. In five games, he averages 5.8 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.2 blocksbut there is still a lot of season to grow and improve, the main objective of the team created on purpose by the NBA with the intention of training some of the future pearls of the Draft.
The Murcian power forward, from 18 years old and 2.08 metersaims to be Top 15 in the first round of the 2024 Draft according to the majority of scouts and specialized portals in the United States.