The yellow team beat Iberostar Tenerife in Adeje last Saturday.
Herbalife Gran Canaria already knows its rival in the first official competition of the season. Laboral Kutxa Baskonia will host the Supercup Endesa and also will be Herbalife Gran Canaria rival in the semifinals. Before that, Luis Casimiro team has a lot of work to do.
But so far, so good. Herbalife Gran Canaria played its first preseason game last Saturday. The islanders beat in a derby game Iberostar Tenerife by 15 -63:77 in a game where defense and intensity were the keys. The new pair of centers did a great job as Planinic ended with 16 points and 4 rebounds, and Richard Hendrix added 11 points and 4 rebounds. McCalebb and O’Neale, the other two new faces, also showed what they can do for the team on the court.
Now Herbalife Gran Canaria will play four other ACB teams in less than a week. On Tuesday the players will travel to the mainland. Unicaja awaits in Malaga on Wednesday, Estudiantes in Puertollano the following day -then Herbalife Gran Canaria will play Fuenlabrada and Bilbao Basket in a Movistar tournament in Lleida.
Before the Endesa Supercup, Herbalife Gran Canaria will host Ratiopharm Ulm with date and location to be fixed.