It was an open secret that has already come true: Michael Carrera (30 years old and 1.98 m) will play for Movistar Estudiantes next seasonthe third of the collegiate group in the LEB Oro. The Venezuelan power forward arrives after playing since March in Dreamland Gran Canaria of the Endesa League and winning the national championship of his country with the Gladiadores de Anzoátegui this past weekend week.
Educated at the University of South Carolina, The South American stops at the Ramiro as one of the great (if not the main) reference in Second. It is one of the most coveted pieces in the category. He was MVP of the competition last season despite not concluding it with IGC Lleida, a club in which he has been a member since 2020 after his time in Germany (Brose Bamberg and Hamburg).
His averages in the last three seasons with the Catalan team are extraordinary: 17.7 points and 8 rebounds for a PIR of 21.2. In the past he shot up to 20.3 points (41.7% from three) and 9.3 rebounds for a PIR of 25.3.
Carrera combines enormous superiority on the track with a volcanic character that makes it unpredictable… and having the occasional scuffle with rival fans, who tickle him on more than one occasion.
The Venezuelan, who will play in the World Cup this summer with his country, is the first signing for Estudiantes next season. And the third piece in the template after the renovations captain Adams Sola (22 years and 1.93 meters) and Latvian point guard Toms Leimanis (28 years and 1.90 m). All of them will be under the baton of Pedro Rivera, who joins the Ramireño bench after being promoted to Zunder Palencia. The next novelty could be the American point guard with a Cotonou passport Alec Wintering: according to Encestando, the students have made him an offer in case he does not continue at Palencia in the Endesa League.