Felipe Reyes became in the quarterfinals against Valencia Basket in the player who has played the most minutes in the Copa del Rey. The Real Madrid pivot came out in the first quarter and played 6:40, an amount that allows him to surpass Juan Carlos Navarro in the historical ranking: 977 minutes for the Barça legend’s 973.
Reyes, 40, is not making a big splash this season. In Liga Endesa, he averages only 6 minutes in the nine games in which he has taken to the pitch. In Euroleague, the numbers are even lower: his 2:26 against Zalgiris are his only participation in the maximum continental competition.
It is not the first record that Reyes surpasses in the Cup. The great Madrid captain is the historical leader in rebounds with 266 and in steals with 47. Also in valuation (547), games (50), victories (37) and, of course, in titles: with 7 he is the most awarded player in the Cup, followed closely by Rudy Fernández, Sergio Llull and Jaycee Carroll, all three with six titles.
“I am very happy, but above all for the victory, because we really wanted to start the Cup. The record is important to me, because I surpass a great like Juan Carlos Navarro, but my goal is another: to win titles and hopefully this Copa del Rey ended just as well as the previous one, “Reyes said.
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