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Usman Garuba’s double chance at the Olympics

First call for Usman Garuba to play for Spain’s senior team. Absolute star in training categories despite skipping steps, with two medals in the European Under-16 and the consecration of the European Under-18 gold two years ago with Alessandro, the son of coach Sergio Scariolo, and another great promise like Santi Aldama, the moment of the great leap comes and for him it will be in two directions. Land the large group of the Selection and, if nothing strange happens, it will also happen in America.

The decision to leave Real Madrid has already been made, the strange thing would be for it to back down, and that is why the whites have already begun to plan according to the departure of the powerful and young man from Madrid: the signing of Guerschon Yabusele, more to cover Garuba’s drop than Deck’s and to accompany the still-signed Randolph and Thompkins in the position of ‘4’, is the perfect example.

Life expels him, for good, from Madrid to take him to the United States. And the step comes in full concentration with Spain. There is one of the keys for the player raised in Azuqueca de Henares. The exposure that will be earned if it enters Scariolo’s definitive list, among the twelve chosen for the Olympic Games, is barbaric and not comparable to any other summer or any other brood of rookies in history..

The tightening of the NBA calendar has forced the Finals to be almost parallel to the Games and has pushed the selection of young talents until the night of the July 29. The North American league will end, at the most, on the 22nd if it stretches to the extreme. There is the gap, counting on the Olympic appointment from the 25th.

The interest aroused by the Euroleague or national competitions such as the ACB is not at all comparable to that surrounding the US national team and in the context of a few Games rather than a World Cup.. European talents have more possibilities this year and Garuba is at the forefront of the showcase. The scouts and evaluators during the course take a back seat and public judgment comes into play, which helps someone like him if he is able to be noticed among so many stars.

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The 19-year-old 2.03 meter center will appear in the draft and the mocks give him a place between 15th and 20th. How can you climb to sneak in as a lottery pick (top 14) and get closer to the top-10? Not only the element of Spain is important. The National Team will play the official games as of July 26 and will have two games before the draft: the debut against Japan and the same day of the event against Argentina. Matches that everyone sees. There is one more element that is becoming important for Garuba: that match in Las Vegas on the 18th against the United States that will measure the strength of two of the candidates, one more than the other, for Olympic gold. Expected test both on one side of the pond and on the other and where Garuba can scratch some more position.

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Your poster is powerful, much larger on the continent than others like Dragan Bender or Deni Avdija have crept into the top spots in previous years. His season finale has been barbaric although Real Madrid has run out of major titles and shows an already important maturation. The short height for its position and the need to improve in the outside shot are visible characteristics, but it is also true that we can talk about the future of Spain for the next fifteen or twenty years. Your first chance arrives on this way to Tokyo 2020.

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