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Usman Garuba
Usman Garuba
Position: F-C
Born: 03/09/02
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Salary: $2,471,160
“It was great,” Rockets coach Stephen Silas said. “His screening and rolling, short-rolling, and passing — those are the three things I thought he was good at, but I didn’t know he was as good as he was during the EuroBasket. “The energy that he has, those were things that we knew. The switchability that he has, those were things that we knew. But as far as his offensive game, he really showed us a knack for short-rolling and making plays for others that I didn’t know that he had.”
Spain surprisingly reached the EuroBasket final after a tight win over Germany 96-91. “Usman, where did you learn to pass like that?” Spanish national team forward Juancho Hernangomez video bombed Garuba’s interview as if he was a journalist. “I’ve been passing like that my whole life, just no one believed me. Now they see it,” Garuba told with confidence. “We made it to finals, and I’m so happy. We’re ready for this,” Garuba added on victory.
Sergio Scariolo announced a 22-man preliminary roster for EuroBasket 2022. Five World Champions in 2019 (Rudy Fernandez, Sergio Llull, Willy Hernangomez, Juancho Hernangomez, and Quino Colom) and three debutants (Lorenzo Brown, Juan Nunez, and Hector Alderete) made the extended Spanish list. Alberto Abalde and Usman Garuba are also among the selected players, but their incorporation into the squad will depend on the evolution of their respective injuries, the Spanish Basketball Federation writes. “We know that we are in a difficult moment. Generational change is a great challenge. We are very clear that the values of the national team do not vary, but the level of talent does,” Scariolo said.
Usman Garuba: The sky’s the limit for Jalen Green. He’ll be an All-Star for sure. And I think he’s going to be the NBA’s leading scorer in a few years. We have to help him to achieve those goals. He’s by far the player that has surprised me the most this year. We all know how good was Anthony Edwards this season, right? Green will play like him next year, maybe even better.