Half-Court Press: Marc Garcia

22 July 2012

U16 MEN

8. Marc Garcia (Spain)
High-scoring forward Marc Garcia is a big reason Spain have a tidy 3-0 record after round one

Coming off the bench for Spain, Marc Garcia is quickly establishing himself as sixth-man of the tournament at the Dadu U16 European Championship Men.

Averaging 19.3 points a game, the young forward is a major reason why Spain are entering the second round with a perfect record. FIBAEurope.com caught up with Garcia for another half-court press.

FIBAEurope.com: What's your first basketball memory?
My first memory is playing at my first school. My father helped me and taught me the game and even from a young age I was training for long hours.

FIBAEurope.com: Why do you want to become a basketball player?
Because I like this sport very much and since I was a child I have been watching the games and wishing to be a basketball player.

FIBAEurope.com: Who is the most mature of your teammates and who is the most... childish?
Xabier Oroz is the most mature and the most crazy guy is Adnan Omeragic.

4. Pau Gasol (Spain)
Marc Garcia's idol: Spain star Pau Gasol

FIBAEurope.com: Which is the best basketball game you've ever played in or watched?
The best game I have played in was the first game I played for my national team. It was last year and we played France in a friendship tournament in Italy. It is a good memory although we lost.

FIBAEurope.com: There's only 2 seconds left on the shot-clock, do you pass the ball or shoot?
Translator: He shoots, I do not need to ask him. Even with 24 seconds on the clock he shoots!

FIBAEurope.com: Who is the best European player you've seen?
There are two. Pau Gasol and Dirk Nowitzki.

FIBAEurope.com: What's the latest film you watched and would you recommend it?
Harry Potter. The second one.

FIBAEurope.com: Do you know how to cook and what would you cook for your coach if he ate
dinner at your house?

I am not a great cook but spaghetti with some meat or something.


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