Pau Gasol heads Spanish Olympic team
June 21, 2012, 12:39 am TWN
MADRID -- Los Angeles Lakers centre Pau Gasol will spearhead Spain's bid to go one better than their silver-medal basketball showing in Beijing come next month's Olympic Games in London.
Gasol is joined in the team by brother and fellow center Marc of the Memphis Grizzlies, and three other NBA players: Toronto Raptors point guard Jose Manuel Calderon, shooting guard Rudy Fernandez of the Denver Nuggets, and Oklahoma City Thunder's power forward Serge Ibaka.
Spain, the current European champions, have been drawn in Group B in London alongside China, Australia, Britain, Brazil and one further yet-to-be-determined qualifier.
Spain basketball squad for the London Olympics:
Jose Manuel Calderon (Toronto Raptors/NBA), Sergio Rodriguez (Real Madrid), Sergio Llul (Real Madrid), Felipe Reyes (Real Madrid), Victor Sada (Barcelona), Juan Carlos Navarro (Barcelona), Rudy Fernandez (Denver Nuggets/NBA), Fernando San Emeterio (Caja Laboral), Victor Claver (Valencia), Rafa Martinez (Valencia), Pau Gasol (Los Angeles Lakers/NBA), Marc Gasol (Memphis Grizzlies/NBA), Serge Ibaka (Oklahoma City/NBA)