Monday, August 20th, 2012 at 11:20 am  |  22 responses

Adria Gasol, Younger Brother of Pau and Marc, to Walk-On at UCLA

Adria Gasol, 18-year-old brother of NBA big men Pau and Marc Gasol, will walk-on at UCLA this fall. Adria isn’t expected to make a huge impact at UCLA, at least not right away; the 6-10 forward played sparingly as a freshman and sophomore at Lausanne High School in Memphis before returning to Spain for his final two seasons, and was cut from the Spanish U-18 team last summer. Via Yahoo.com: “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. ‘(Adria) looks like a typical late-developing kid — long, skinny, fast but lost on the court,’ said Rafal Juc, a Poland-based scout for EuroHopes.com. ‘Adria was on radar of a couple of Spanish agents and scouts, but they don’t see him in the future on as high a level as his brothers play. His basketball IQ is limited, he shows some serious lack of basketball fundamentals and struggles due to many injuries. But in my opinion it’s smart move by UCLA (to add him). It doesn’t cost anything to get the kid a place (on the) basketball team when he pays for his academics, especially when his last name is Gasol.’”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com nbk Troll

    i wonder if there are a gasol sister anywhere???

  • Price

    He is not interested at basketball. Simple. Don’t expect nothing.

  • LA Huey

    “He is not interested at basketball. Simple. Don’t expect nothing.” So true, he’s your typical coat-tail-riding little brother looking to live the LA life style.

  • Reply to nbk Troll

    …yeah there is, her name is Pau and she plays for the Lakers. She’s the one that looks like Chewbacca and who’s game is as soft as Charmaine extra soft tissue.

  • http://www.nba.com/knicks danpowers

    @reply to nbk troll: oh yes maybe thats why he was the second scoring option, mostly also leading rebounder and shotblocker, on a team that went to the finals 3 times to win it 2 times. putting up 17-10 in a supbar season like last year sounds really like a “soft” player while others considered as “tough” dont get even close to this production.

  • pposse

    three brothers all 6’10″ and above is a wonder in itself

  • LA Huey

    I’ll take Pau’s soft play over Perk’s toughness.

  • Yep

    I wonder if there is a good grammar school anywhere near nbk troll

  • iLL wiLL

    How come Marc has a full name? Pau doesn’t, and neither does Adria?
    It should be Mar Gasol.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    he’s nowhere near where his brothers were. this is irrelevant in the scheme of actual basketball news.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Marc’s first name was supposed to be Marco.

  • flash

    Marceline, Paula and Adrianna Gasol

  • canesta

    Lol @ iLL’s post.. “Mar Gasol”

  • Jose

    I didn’t follow basketball very much into detail even up to today. i had never known pau had a younger brother till the LA trade, now i find out there is a third Gasol. . geez. . .

  • http://iheartbasketball.tumblr.com iheartbasketball

    Jose then why you on slamonline at 1:21 am, your hoophead dude admit it.

  • Aamir K.

    lol @iheartbasketball yeah but you’re on at 1:52, so…

  • Riggs

    pretty sure jose is in another timezone.

  • Hank

    Marc is Marcos in Spanish, Marco is italian

  • http://www.facebook.com/betubosch Albert Bosch

    I write from Catalonia, from proximity, I can say that the younger brother of the saga Gasol (Adrià) will not ever play in the NBA, not even the NCAA, then you are not interested in basketball. His brother Pau, Aged just 17 was already a star in the youth categories of the Spanish basketball, Adria Gasol just tried to play basketball to see if he liked, and only managed to break the left knee in 2010.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tony.gaujot Tony Gaujot

    If he ends up being half as good as his brothers by his junior year, which is three 3 years away since he is red shirting, then this is an absolute steal. If not, then it didn’t cost UCLA a thing since he is a walk-on. All upside here!

  • april

    dirk nowitzki for ever

  • april

    i love dallas