Spain: Reyes Retires

02.05.2007

Former Spain ace Alfonso Reyes has announced his retirement from the game.

The 2.02m Leche Rio Breogan center made public his decision following his side's season-ending Liga LEB clash against Alerta Cantabria.

Reyes scored seven points and grabbed four rebounds in just over eight minutes as Breogan won the game 92-63 to finish the season in ninth spot, just missing out on the play-offs.

"I want to turn a very important page in my life, which is what basketball has been. I have been in basketball many years, and fortunately I can look back on a good career," he said on Radio Marca.

"I have many things to do and this has been my last game among the elite. I will now only play for fun.

"Now I can dedicate myself to my family and do the things that I like to do."

Of the ovation he received after announcing the news at Breogan's Pazo de los Deportes, Reyes said: "It has been amazing, but not only from the fans who came to the Pazo, but everybody in Lugo.

"I will not get tired of repeating my gratefulness to this city."

Aside from Breogan, the 35-year-old Reyes also turned out for Estudiantes, Unicaja Malaga and Real Madrid, plus French side Paris Racing.

Reyes' younger brother Felipe currently plays for Real Madrid and won gold at last summer's FIBA World Championship with Spain.


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