ABP warns about representation of Spanish players in ACB League

2019-10-08T16:41:33+00:00 2019-10-08T16:41:33+00:00.

Antigoni Zachari

08/Oct/19 16:41

Eurohoops.net

The Association of Professional Basketball players warns about potential harm for the sport in Spain.

By Eurohoops team / info@eurohoops.net

According to the calculations of the Association of Professional Basketball Players (ABP), Spanish players represent only 27% of the total of the players of the first category of Spanish basketball (ACB League), something that can affect both the future of the national team and the attractiveness of the competition for the spectator.

“The World Cup has been a wonderful anomaly, but we have the lowest percentage of national players of any league in the world, and I think of any sport,” warned ABP President Alfonso Reyes during a meeting with the media this Monday, as reported by Marca.

“Even the foreign players who come to the Spanish League are surprised that there are so little Spanish players,” Reyes added.

For the ABP, increasing the number of training players in the squads of the teams of the first category of Spanish basketball and extending the training time in Spain could be some of the measures to fix the situation and eventually bring in more Spanish players to the first teams. The Association also proposed eliminating the extra-community player position in competitions such as the EBA League, the fourth category of Spanish basketball, mostly consisted of youth players.