May 15, 2013; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) reacts to a play in action against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second half in game five of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Grizzlies defeated the Thunder 88-84. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Marc Gasol To Play For Spain In EuroBasket 2013


Memphis Grizzlies center, Marc Gasol, announced through Twitter that if he is selected, he will be representing Spain at EuroBasket 2013 this summer.

Gasol is coming off a terrific year, in which he led the Grizzlies to the Western Conference Finals and won the Defensive Player of the Year award.

Despite a long and exhausting season, Marc will represent his country as Spain will aim for European supremacy once again. EuroBasket 2013 will be held in Slovenia. Competition will commence on the fourth of September and end on the 22nd.

Spain will be playing in group C, a relatively weak group, and will compete against the following teams: Poland, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Croatia and Georgia.

Marc’s brother Pau will sit out this summer and will not participate in the European championship, as he has struggled with injuries all season long and will use the offseason to get healthy.

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