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Marcelinho Huertas breaks historic record in the Spanish basketball league

Brazilian player sets new record for assists in Liga ACB, the second highest in the sport, ending Pablo Laso's 32-year reign

This past Sunday, 24th, the Brazilian player Marcelinho Huertasshipowner of Lenovo Tenerifereached the historic mark of 2,897 assists, becoming the new record holder for ACB Leaguethe second largest in the world, behind only NBA. The previous brand belonged to Pablo Lasowho had 2,896 passes to the basket over 21 seasons playing in the competition.

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Huertas reached the milestone during his team's 93-92 victory over Gran Canaria. The 40-year-old Brazilian was four assists away before the matchup, finishing with 20 points, five assists and four rebounds. Marcelinho, who has been in Spain for 17 seasons, puts an end to Laso's 32-year reign, which began in 1991/92, when he took the lead in the rankings. The Spaniard retired in 2003 and today coaches the Bayern Munchen.

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Revealed by From São PauloMarcelinho Huertas joined Spanish basketball early, when he arrived at Joventutin 2004. There, he played for Bilbao, Baskonia It is Barcelonabefore signing with his current club, in 2019. The player also had a spell at Los Angeles Lakers between 2015 and 2017, before returning to Spain. For the Brazilian team, he played two Olympics and was champion of pan-American Games 2007.


Marcelinho Huertas breaks historic record in the Spanish basketball league

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