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About Marc Gasol

Last update: February, 2017

Marc Gasol is a famous Spanish basketball player who currently plays in the power forward position in the NBA Memphis Grizzlies. He is Pau Gasol’s brother, player of another NBA team, the Chicago Bulls. Gasol already has several titles such as two silver medals in Olympic Games.

Marc Gasol was born in Barcelona in 1985 and became interested in basketball since childhood, playing in the CB CornellĂ  until his brother Pau left to the NBA, leaving to United States with him. Marc played in Lausanne Collegiate School in Memphis from 2001 to 2003, becoming the team's star player. He was considered one of the best players at the local level, being finalist for \"Mr. Basketball \"award by the Association of Tennessee high school athletes.Despite his success in the US, Marc Gasol returned to Spain in 2003 to sign for F.C. Barcelona. He debuted in the ACB and was one of the most important basketball players that led to the victory team that year. He continued with Barcelona team until 2006, when he joined the Akasvayu Girona, and won the Gold Medal at the World Cup in Japan. He was named MVP of the ACB at the following year exceeding the absolute challenge of this competition.

The basketball player signed for Memphis Grizzlies In 2008. He debuted in a game against Houston Rockets. In the following season Marc Gasol got the sixth place in the rookies ranking and was considered one of the best players of the year. He renewed his contract with the US team for 58 million dollars for four years In 2011, being one of the best well paid NBA basketball players. He was selected as a reserve for the West All-Star team in 2012 and a year later he was named Defensive Player of the Year by the NBA, a very important fact for Gasol, since he was the first European to obtain such recognition.

The famous basketball player Marc Gasol has participated in two Olympic Games, Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012, winning the Silver medal onn both occasions and vying for gold with the United States both times, country Gasol currently resides.