Unicaja is already counting the hours to start the preseason of the 2023/24 academic year. After a glorious campaign and a more than deserved rest, the coaching staff and the squad are just a few days away from launching the new challenges of a year that is exciting with the only loss -for the moment- of Darío Brizuela and the incorporation of Kameron Taylor.
The most important thing is that the club already announced the dates of the preseason on Monday. It will be on August 14 when the players begin to arrive in Malaga to pass the corresponding medical examinations. So all the compositors, with the exception of the internationals Alberto Díaz, Kendrick Perry and Melvin Ejimare summoned until Thursday the 16th to gradually reach a new appointment with the Costa del Sol.
From there, it will be time to resume contact with the track. On Friday 18 the Unicaja 23/24 of Ibon Navarro will start with the new illusion generated by the 9,043 subscribers present at the Martín Carpena from that debut on September 23 or what it means to try to surpass the successes achieved last year.
Since then, there has been an appointment on August 26 with the Andalusian Cup, on the 2nd and 3rd with the Encestarías Tournament, on the 8th and 10th with the Costa del Sol Tournament, and on the 16th and 17th hopefully with the semifinal and final of the Endesa Super Cup.
A bet on point, with a title in between, to gauge the sensations with which Unicaja arrives at the new season to make a hobby that is already waiting to reunite with its team dream again.
The first match that the team will play during the preseason will be against Coviran Granada at the Palacio de los Deportes in Granada on the occasion of the XXVI Cup of Andalusiaa match that will be held on Saturday, August 26, starting at 9:30 p.m.
Days later, the team will travel to Pontevedra to participate in the EncestaRías Tournament on September 2 and 3, an event in which Río Breogán, Monbus Obradoiro and Benfica will also play. Unicaja will face Monbus Obradoiro on Saturday 2 (8:15 p.m.) and, the following day, they will face Río Breogán or Benfica in the clash for third and fourth place (6:00 p.m.) or the final (20 :15 hours).
Another of the highlights of the preseason will come with the dispute of the Costa del Sol Tournament, which this year faces its 12th edition and in which it will face Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. The debut will take place on Friday the 8th in the Malaga town of Torrox (8:00 p.m.), while on Sunday the 10th the competition will close at the Carpena against Real Madrid (7:30 p.m.).
Finally, on September 16 and 17, the Endesa Super Cup will be played in Murcia, the first official competition of the season, which will also be played by Barça, Real Madrid and UCAM Murcia.