Da oggi la Stellazzurra Basketball Academy ha un altro suo prodotto nella ACB spagnola. Il classe 2001 Petar Janjusic, primo svedese nella storia ad aver giocato nel club di Via Flaminia, ha infatti firmato in queste ore all'UCAM Murcia, compagine del massimo campionato iberico. Il ragazzo, 17 anni il prossimo 1° aprile, ha vissuto nella nostra foresteria per due anni fino a pochi giorni fa, lasciandola per cominciare l'avventura in Spagna dopo aver messo in bacheca uno Scudetto U16 Eccellenza durante la sua esperienza con la maglia nerostellata. E ha voluto salutarci con una dichiarazione il cui testo pubblichiamo nell'inglese originale.
PETAR JANJUSIC - FROM STELLA AZZURRA TO A PLAYER IN UCAM MURCIA
- My time at Stella Azzurra
"I am incredibly happy that all my hard work and sweat during 2 years at Stellazzurra have resulted in this great opportunity in my life. I am thanking Stella Azzurra and all the professional staff who made all this possible to become true and I am incredibly grateful that I got the chance to be the first Swedish player at Stella Azzurra Basketball Academy. During my time at Stella I have not only become a better player but also grown up as a better person. It has not always been easy to sacrifice many things in life to reach the goal of becoming a better and more mature player both physically and mentally.
At Stella everything is 100% serious. This is the place you learn how to become a winner. A lot of good players worldwide, mostly from Europe and Africa, are here. Within a quick time you learn how to cope with the tough and hard competition. If you don’t do your utmost and always give 100% on the court either if it is a training, friendly match or tournament you can’t expect getting the results that you have been hoping for. But the part I liked the best is that I was allowed to make mistakes, because only by doing mistakes you can develop.
I am very proud to say that I was a part of the team Stellazzurra who became Italian Champion U16, in season 2016/2017. Despite the fact that I was unfortunate and had to wait for the licence 5 months and that I later had got a hand fracture, with two fingers broken, I came over all the obstacles and continued to work hard. My highlights during this period at Stella is winning the Italian Championship and during 2017/2018 I got the great chance to play for Fortitudo Roma in Serie C Silver as a 16 year old.
- Time in Spain
I didn’t doubt for a moment when Spanish ACB team UCAM Murcia called me on one week tryout via FIBA agent Braulio Arias Hernandez. During the tryout week I have practiced with Junior A and Murcia EBA team and they accepted me. I am already in Spain now and living with other Murcia players in residence.The only thing I have to do now is to keep working hard with my new team and progress as a player.