Tavares lands Gigante del Año award

The Cape Verde-born player was recognised by the magazine in an online awards ceremony in which Garuba claimed the Best Defender accolade.
Walter Tavares was one of the award winners in the 33rd edition of the Gigantes del Basket prize ceremony, which was held online. The madridista centre landed the  Gigante del Año (Giant of the Year) trophy and afterwards commented: "I’m proud to receive this award and it’s the second time I’ve won it. It shows that I’m improving and continuing to work in the same way. I want to thank my family and teammates. I’m grateful for this award because it shows whether I’m doing well or poorly. The name of the award says it all and means that I’m one of the top giants in this league. It’s a very well-known magazine. I’ll try to keep on improving to help the team and just do whatever I can".
 
Garuba also recognised
Academy product Usman Garuba was also one of the winners as he picked up the award for the Best Defender. The Real Madrid player, who received an award from the specialist basketball magazine for a second consecutive year, enthused: "I’m really happy and it’s special to receive an award from this magazine. It recognises the hours of work I’ve put in. My dream is to perform to my best and enjoy myself".