Spanish duo sign for second year

Published: 23 October 2020 at 16:38

Basketball player Noa Sanchez Marques at the free throw line

Former John Madjeski Academy and Reading Rocket players Noa Sanchez Marques and Elena Palacios Amaral return to ARU Basketball for a second year.

Sanchez Marques (right) made an impressive debut for ARU Basketball last season, having played a key role for the 2020 Cup Champions, having averaged 11.0 points per game and dished out 3.4 assists per game.

The Spaniard is looking forward to stepping into a bigger role this season and commented: "It's good to be back on the court, and I'm looking forward to get started with the new challenges ahead. I'm working hard to improve my own game and help my teammates to be the best they can be."

Elena Palacios Amaral defending a basketball from another player

Palacios Amaral (left, defending the ball) will also be hoping to build on her debut season with her tenacity and energetic play and is looking forward to being back with the team: "I am very grateful for having the chance to grow up as a player and as a person representing this club for another year."

Head Coach Jacob Lloyd has been impressed by the duo during the team's preparation and said: "Both Noa and Elena have impressed me tremendously in the opening phases of preseason. The potential in both players is clearly noticeable, and this year is a great opportunity for them to develop themselves and develop into leadership roles."