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Pau Gasol's younger brother set to walk-on at UCLA

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#1 Marc Maron

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Posted August 17, 2012 - 10:43 AM

Adria Gasol, younger brother of Pau and Marc, will walk-on at UCLA

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There will be more than one basketball team in Los Angeles this year with a Gasol brother on its roster.
Adria Gasol, the 18-year-old brother of NBA big men Pau and Marc Gasol, has enrolled as a student at UCLA and intends to walk-on to the team next season. A UCLA spokesman said the youngest Gasol brother will not join the Bruins on their exhibition tour of China when they leave Wednesday, but he will begin practicing with the team this fall.
Although the youngest Gasol is 6-foot-10 and has impressive bloodlines, it would be a surprise if he is able to make much impact at UCLA in the near future.
He wasn't interested in following in his brothers' footsteps in basketball growing up and played sparingly as a freshman and sophomore at Lausanne High School in Memphis before returning to Spain the past two years. It has been difficult to track his progress in Spain, but all indications are he's well behind his brothers at the same stage.
At age 18, Pau was a phenom who joined Barcelona's senior team after excelling for the junior team the previous two seasons. Marc was overweight while attending high school in Memphis and did not blossom into NBA prospect until he returned to Barcelona.
Even if Adria never becomes the caliber of player that his brothers are, his famous last name alone should make him a favorite among UCLA fans and a source of intrigue in the final minutes of blowouts.
If he focuses on basketball and develops into a surprise contributor at some point in the next few years, then that's a coup for UCLA. And if he does nothing more than persuade Pau or Marc to occasionally work out against the UCLA frontcourt during the offseason, then that's still a greater contribution than the average walk-on makes.



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Posted August 17, 2012 - 10:52 AM

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Posted August 17, 2012 - 12:32 PM

Your Thoughts?

Edited by InMitchWeTrust, August 17, 2012 - 12:33 PM.

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Posted August 17, 2012 - 12:35 PM

good luck to him.

at minimum he gets a great education at UCLA and becomes a doctor.
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Posted August 17, 2012 - 12:47 PM

6'10... Man what do their parents look like? :laughing:

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Posted August 17, 2012 - 12:50 PM



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Posted August 17, 2012 - 01:02 PM

Only if we have exclusive righto him if he ends up being good. If not then we can just trade him for derrick rose. :laughing:

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Posted August 17, 2012 - 01:04 PM

he's more softer than pau LMAO


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Posted August 17, 2012 - 02:45 PM

Sounds great ..a bit jealousness too.. I am 22 years old and Im at university in germany..this kid is 18 years old, his older brothers are all stars and he is going to have a bright future too..

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Posted August 17, 2012 - 02:49 PM

Saw this on a UCLA board earlier today. Read a bit up on him and he wasn't as into basketball as his brothers so is way behind where either of them were at 18. Of course Pau was quite the player at age 18 anyway so to expect that would be very unrealistic. Doubtful he ends up playing much at UCLA if at all, but definitely has the genes to give it a go.

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Posted August 17, 2012 - 02:57 PM

Hes a nerdy kid not sure if he has half the interest in basketball as his brothers



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Posted August 17, 2012 - 02:59 PM

good luck to him



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Posted August 17, 2012 - 03:29 PM

Gotta' say it's a bit disappointing to hear he doesn't appear to be that passionate about truly becoming something. I am also quite surprised. I really thought we'd be hearing a lot from this guy in the future, but I didn't know he's not as passionate about this as the article suggested.


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Posted August 17, 2012 - 03:56 PM


Pau teach him your offensive post skills

Mark team hm your defensive post skills

then BAM!

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Posted August 17, 2012 - 04:59 PM

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Posted August 17, 2012 - 05:29 PM

We Staaaaaaaacked.

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Posted August 17, 2012 - 05:32 PM

Picked a great school to walk on @
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Posted August 17, 2012 - 08:36 PM

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