Reyes regains title as EuroLeague rebounding king
Felipe Reyes regained his title as the EuroLeague career rebounding king when he collected the 1,604th rebound of his career early in the fourth quarter of his team’s 80-86 loss to Khimki Moscow Region on Thursday night at WiZink Center.
Reyes had lost his crown to Ioannis Bourousis late last season, but with 7 rebounds on Thursday returned to the top spot. The 37-year-old big man has played all but one of his 14 EuroLeague seasons with Madrid; he debuted in the competition with Estudiantes in 2000-01. Reyes, who is second on the all-time list with 292 EuroLeague appearances, is second in career free throws made (851), fifth in scoring (2,645 points) and 14thin steals (203).
This feat is the latest in a career full of famous accomplishments for Reyes, who won the 2015 EuroLeague and 2007 EuroCup with Madrid. A 2014-15 All-EuroLeague First Team selection, Reyes also has five Spanish League crowns and five Copa del Reys with Los Blancos. As a member of the Spanish national team, Reyes won the 2006 World Championship and won the gold medals at the 2009, 2011 and 2015 European Championships. He also owns a pair of Olympic silver medals, three more EuroBasket silvers and one EuroBasket bronze.