|22 July 2012|
|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.
|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.