Felipe Reyes

Spanish basketball player
Felipe Reyes
Felipe Reyes 9 Real Madrid Baloncesto Euroleague 20171012 (2).jpg
Reyes with the Real Madrid in 2017.
Personal information
Born (1980-03-16) March 16, 1980 (age 42)
Córdoba, Spain
NationalitySpanish
Listed height6 ft 8.5 in (2.04 m)
Listed weight229 lb (104 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2002 / Undrafted
Playing career1998–2021
PositionPower forward / Center
Number9
Career history
1998–2004Estudiantes
2004–2021Real Madrid
Career highlights and awards

Felipe Reyes Cabanás (born March 16, 1980) is a Spanish former professional basketball player. He represented the senior Spain national team. Standing at a height of 2.04 m (6 ft 812 in) tall,[1] and weighing 104 kg (229 lbs.), he plays at the power forward and center positions.[2]

During his pro club career, Reyes won two EuroLeague championships, in 2015 and 2018. He was also an All-EuroLeague First Team selection in the EuroLeague 2014–15 season. With Spain's senior national team, he won the gold medal at the 2006 FIBA World Cup, and gold medals at the 2009 EuroBasket, the 2011 EuroBasket, and the 2015 EuroBasket.

Professional career

Estudiantes Madrid (1998–2004)

Reyes began his professional club career in the Spanish top-tier level ACB League, with Estudiantes Madrid, during the Spanish League 1998–99 season. In that same season, he also played with the club's second level reserve team, Estudiantes B, in the Spanish 2nd-tier level EBA League. He played with Estudiantes through the Spanish League 2003–04 season. With Estudiantes, he also played in the European-wide secondary level EuroCup, and the European-wide premier level EuroLeague.

Real Madrid (2004–2021)

Reyes moved to the Spanish EuroLeague club Real Madrid, before the 2004–05 season. In May 2015, he was named to the 2014–15 season's All-EuroLeague First Team, for his performance during the season;[3] and he was also named the Spanish ACB League Most Valuable Player of the 2014–15 ACB season, marking the second time in his career that he won that award.[4]

During that 2014–15 season, Reyes' club, Real Madrid, won the EuroLeague season's championship, after defeating Olympiacos, by a score of 78–59, in the league's final game.[5] Real Madrid eventually finished the season, by also winning the Spanish ACB League season championship, after a 3–0 series sweep in the Spanish League final series against Barcelona. With that title, Real Madrid had won the Triple Crown for the season.[6]

On 27 June 2015, Reyes signed a two-year contract extension with Real Madrid.[7] He became the Spanish ACB League's all-time career leader in total rebounds, in March 2017, after surpassing the previous record holder, Granger Hall.[8]

In May 2018, Real Madrid won the 2017–18 EuroLeague season's championship, after defeating Fenerbahçe Doğuş in the final game, by a score of 85–80.[9] Over 35 EuroLeague games played that season, Reyes averaged 8.4 points and 4.3 rebounds per game.

On 4 February 2019, Reyes became the ACB League's all-time leader in games played, including both formats of the league (ACB & Primera División). He achieved that after he played in his 779th Spanish League game, against Unicaja Málaga, eclipsing the league's previous record-holder for most games played, Joan Creus's tally.[10] On 15 February 2019, Reyes became the all-time leader in games played in the Spanish King's Cup tournament, as he overtook Juan Carlos Navarro, to achieve that record.[11]

On July 24, 2020, Reyes re-signed with the team.[12]

On June 23, 2021, Reyes announced the end of his successful, prolific and brilliant professional basketball career in which he was the captain of the team. [13]

National team career

Reyes was a member of the junior national teams of Spain. With Spain's junior national teams, he won medals at the following tournaments: the gold medal at the 1998 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, the gold medal at the 1999 FIBA Under-19 World Cup, and the bronze medal at the 2000 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship.

Reyes was a long-time member of the senior Spain men's national basketball team. With Spain's senior national team, he won the following medals: the bronze medal at the 2001 EuroBasket, the silver medal at the 2003 EuroBasket, the gold medal at the 2006 FIBA World Cup, the silver medal at the 2007 EuroBasket, the silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics, the gold medal at the 2009 EuroBasket, the gold medal at the 2011 EuroBasket, the silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics, the gold medal at the 2015 EuroBasket, and the bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics. With Spain, he also played at the 2002 FIBA World Cup, the 2004 Summer Olympics, the 2005 EuroBasket, the 2010 FIBA World Cup, and the 2014 FIBA World Cup.[14]

Personal life

Reyes' older brother, Alfonso, is also a former professional basketball player. Reyes' nickname is "Espartaco" (English: "Spartacus").[15][16][17]

Career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high
Denotes seasons in which Reyes won the EuroLeague

EuroLeague

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2000–01 Estudiantes 12 7 15.8 .547 .638 4.1 .6 .8 .3 7.9 8.4
2004–05 Real Madrid 17 14 22.8 .398 .560 7.7 1.2 1.6 .4 6.8 10.9
2005–06 22 22 26.5 .507 .606 7.5 1.4 1.1 .3 9.8 13.5
2007–08 19 10 24.4 .500 .604 7.1 .9 1.3 .5 12.6 15.8
2008–09 19 10 24.4 .500 .500 .800 6.5 1.1 1.3 .1 13.6 15.8
2009–10 14 2 17.8 .432 .780 5.0 .9 .8 .1 7.3 9.1
2010–11 21 21 19.1 .422 .200 .838 5.5 .9 .4 .2 8.7 9.8
2011–12 16 0 18.5 .468 .793 6.3 .6 .6 .2 8.4 11.3
2012–13 29 0 18.1 .456 .294 .706 5.1 .5 .5 .3 7.6 8.9
2013–14 30 0 16.5 .462 .304 .855 4.8 .7 .3 .2 9.1 10.3
2014–15 30 20 19.1 .502 .294 .814 5.1 1.0 .5 .3 10.7 13.3
2015–16 26 20 18.9 .509 .414 .829 5.9 .9 .5 .2 10.8 13.9
2016–17 30 18 12.4 .477 .333 .818 2.8 .7 .3 .3 5.3 6.9
2017–18 35 7 15.5 .582 .429 .793 4.3 .8 .2 .2 8.4 10.9
2018–19 23 1 8.9 .593 .935 2.1 .3 .3 .0 4.0 5.0
2019–20 7 0 8.0 .429 .200 .833 1.6 .4 .3 .1 3.4 2.4
2020–21 5 0 4.3 .250 .750 1.2 .2 .2 .2 1.4 0.8
Career 357 152 17.8 .488 .320 .749 5.0 .8 .6 .2 8.5 10.6

Awards and accomplishments

Pro career

Spanish junior national team

Spanish senior national team

References

  1. ^ FELIPE REYES SPAIN Height 2.06 m.
  2. ^ Felipe Reyes FC Height: 6-9 (206cm) Weight: 265 (120kg).
  3. ^ "All-Euroleague First and Second Teams announced". euroleague.net. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Felipe Reyes, MVP Orange de la Liga Endesa 2014-15" (in Spanish). ACB.com. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Real Madrid is Euroleague champion for record ninth time!". euroleague.net. 17 May 2015. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Real Madrid make it 4 out of 4". marca.com (in Spanish). 24 June 2015. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  7. ^ "Comunicado Oficial: Felipe Reyes". realmadrid.com (in Spanish). 27 June 2015. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  8. ^ Real Madrid's Felipe Reyes becomes ACB All-Time Rebounds Leader.
  9. ^ "Real Madrid is 2018 EuroLeague champion". euroleague.net. 20 May 2018. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Felipe Reyes became the league's all-time highest appearance-maker in the game against Unicaja (779)". realmadrid.com (in Spanish). 4 February 2018.
  11. ^ "Reyes becomes all-time highest Copa del Rey appearance-maker". realmadrid.com.
  12. ^ "Real Madrid officially re-signs Felipe Reyes for another season". Sportando. July 24, 2020. Retrieved July 24, 2020.
  13. ^ "Felipe Reyes dice adiós al baloncesto: "Me he dejado siempre el alma". MARCA. June 25, 2021. Retrieved June 25, 2021.
  14. ^ Felipe REYES (ESP) participated in 23 FIBA / FIBA Zones events.
  15. ^ Ediciones anteriores (in Spanish).
  16. ^ El liderazgo inagotable de Felipe Reyes a los 35 años (in Spanish).
  17. ^ 'Espartaco' Reyes exhibe el músculo del Madrid con un triple para la historia (in Spanish).

External links

  • Felipe Reyes at acb.com (in Spanish)
  • Felipe Reyes at eurobasket.com
  • Felipe Reyes at euroleague.net
  • Felipe Reyes at draftexpress.com
  • Felipe Reyes at FIBA
  • Felipe Reyes at fibaeurope.com
  • Felipe Reyes at realgm.com
  • Felipe Reyes at twitter.com (in Spanish)
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Spain squad2006 FIBA World Championship – Gold medal
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Spain squadEuroBasket 2007 – Silver medal
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Spain men's basketball squad2008 Summer Olympics – Silver medal
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Spain squadEuroBasket 2009 – Gold medal
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Spain squadEuroBasket 2011 – Gold Medal
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Spain men's basketball squad2012 Summer Olympics – Silver medal
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Spain squad2015 EuroBasket – Gold medal
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Spain men's basketball squad2016 Summer Olympics – Bronze medal
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Real Madrid 2017–18 EuroLeague champions
  • Head coach: Laso
  • Assistant coaches: Mateo
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